[jdev] MAGIC

Trejkaz trejkaz at trypticon.org
Fri Sep 30 03:29:22 CDT 2005

On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 04:25, John Talbot wrote:
> I just added 'use utf8;' in my script, and it worked!
> That's strange again, I thought these libraries would just flush
> whatever's on their input to the Jabber server. What's the difference I
> mean if Perl thinks a text is 5 characters or 10, as long as it flushes
> everything?

Darn, this trickled in right after I wrote the other reply. :-)

The answer to this is...

If Perl thought the original file was, say, ISO-8859-1, the accented 
characters would have been read as those accented characters.  The XML stream 
being sent to the Jabber server has to be in UTF-8, so it then proceeds to 
encode those characters as two bytes each.

So I guess what you were seeing come out the other end was the result of that 
encoding it was adding.


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