Perl versus Character sets

By Christian Borup (‎borup‎) from Copenhagen.pm
Date: Saturday, 22 October 2005 11:15
Duration: 40 minutes
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Everybody loves to hate character sets.

People who see the world through rose tinted glasses you might say that charset problems are a thing of the past. After all these days we can just use Unicode everywhere.

For the rest of us, however. Charset problems still exist. Odd charsets and old codepages keep turning up in real data. And when they do they cause real problems.

Luckily Perl has given us as powerful set of tools to overcome these problems.

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