[OT] Encode woes

Philip Newton philip.newton at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 10:09:11 BST 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 09:54, Dirk Koopman <djk at tobit.co.uk> wrote:
> Dirk Koopman wrote:
>> Now, is there a reasonably reliable way of determining what we have, on a
>> string by string basis, to at least tell whether we are dealing with utf8 or
>> iso-8859 (not caring which variant) so that I can drive Encode appropriately
>> to avoid crashes of the above type.  Or how do I completely switch off utf8
>> encoding/decoding - everywhere - in an 80,000 line perl app.
> As no-one seems interested in this, or may be no-one else has had these
> problems themselves, can anyone suggest a better mailing list to poll?

I was going to suggest Encode::is_utf8 and/or utf8::is_utf8, but I
wasn't sure whether it would actually solve your problem so I thought
I'd rather stay quiet and hope someone with real-world experience in
utf8 woes would pipe up.

Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>

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