[jdev] Ok, here's my tiny little Perl script

Tijl Houtbeckers thoutbeckers at splendo.com
Thu Sep 29 23:14:43 CDT 2005

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 17:57:04 +0200, John Talbot <jtalbot at proionta.gr>  

> That is very surprising. Since Perl probably has nothing to do with the
> unicode here, the culprit has to be jabberd then. I'll try to upgrade
> (though I use the apt-get system for which the most recent versions
> don't always exist).

Back up a second there ;) Perl is notorious for being bad with unicode,  
wether that's a repuation still deserved I don't know, but it was  
justified in the past. And afaik never in the history of jabberd has there  
been such a serious problem with UTF-8 handeling.

I think you should consider first:
- is the file UTF-8? (you seem to have this covered)
- is your version of Perl configured right to read unicode UTF-8files..
- *and* to use unicode for string handeling by default
- do you have the most recent Net::Jabber

Not critizing you or anything, but I'm worried you'll loose a lot of time  
accomplishing very little trying to find a UTF-8 bug in jabberd. Jabberd's  
unicode handeling is independant of how your system is setup, how you  
build it, etc. The same can not be said for Perl. If you're still not  
convinced it's not jabberd, try another server (a public one).

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