On Sunday, July 21, 2002, at 02:36 AM, Axel Rose wrote:
what do you think is the best way to implement a conversion utility
without your "Encode" module?
Well, it was my first intention to make Encode older-perl compliant but
as I get myself involved deeper and deeper into Encode and Perl 5.8 I am
more convinced to evangelize 5.8 rather than backport Encode. I would
rather want Encode to be one good reason to encourage the switch.
My need is often to convert between macroman and latin1/9.
I tried Unicode::String and XML::Encoding without success.
On perlmonks someone hinted to you the .umc files and try my
That's one way to go; If what you said is all you need it would be much
easier to writer a module just for that.
Still, it is worth mentioning that next Encode will be a two-stage
project; One is to provide more ubiquitous, portable C library that can
be used not only Perl but also others and the other is the interface to
Perl. You may say 'why not iconv' and/or 'why reinvent a wheel' but if
iconv were good enough Encode would've been much easier....
Dan the Encode Maintainer