Character set sucktitude ben at
Tue May 22 11:22:17 BST 2007

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 04:24:30PM -0700, Randy J. Ray wrote:
>David Cantrell wrote:
>>I have some data that is unfortunately in "Western (Mac OS Roman)",
>>whatever the fuck that is.  I need to turn it into ISO-8859-1.  Ideally,
>>I don't want to be able to only do the conversion on a Mac, but if I
>>have to then so be it.
>I believe the vast and exceedingly-thorough Encode module may be of help 
>here. I won't reproduce the pod page, but I will offer a search.cpan link:
>I don't know for certain that it covers "Western (Mac OS Roman)", but I 
>would be surprised if it didn't.

As another point in favour of Encode - the author is friendly and 
receptive to requests for new features. He and his colleagues were
extremely useful in helping to solve some extremely thorny charset 
problems for one of my applications.


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