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Re^9: Encoding problem(reposting in more detail)

by john_oshea (Priest)
on May 31, 2006 at 09:42 UTC ( #552738=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^8: Encoding problem(reposting in more detail)
in thread Encoding problem(reposting in more detail)

Blimey. Yes. You appear to have your filenames saved with the characters represented as HTML entities. Whatever you're doing to save the filenames themselves needs to change. If you have access to MS Word, open up one of the documents, and do a 'save as' (in text format) from there. I'm pretty certain that Word will give you 'proper' unicode filenames, though it may use UTF-16 to do it. If that's the case, you'll probably see something like {greek character}?{greek character}?{greek character}..., which will at least confirm that your cmd.exe codepage settings are correct.

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Re^10: Encoding problem(reposting in more detail)
by Nik on May 31, 2006 at 14:09 UTC
    I alo tried to crate and save as utf8 within word. still i ge tquestion marks :(

      OK, it looks like your problems are not really to do with your code or Perl at all then. I'm not really that sure what to suggest, as I've no idea how your machine is configured. And please don't take this the wrong way, but nor, to be honest, do I have time to attempt to figure it out. If you're interested in seeing what I'm getting, then send me a private msg with your email address and I'll send you over a couple of screengrabs showing (a) saving a file with greek characters from Word, and (b) what that then looks like from cmd.exe.

      All I can really suggest from here is to try to nail down whatever it is that's wrong / different / unusual with your setup, possibly getting hold of someone locally who's done this kind of thing before - is there a local Perl Mongers group anywhere nearby?

      Sorry I can't be of more help - good luck with sorting it out.

        Thanks for your help John.

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