UTF8simple(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation UTF8simple(3)

Unicode::UTF8simple - Conversions to/from UTF8 from/to charactersets

use Unicode::UTF8simple;

my $uref = new Unicode::UTF8simple;

#convert a string (here: schön) to a utf8 byte string 
my $utf8string=$uref->toUTF8("iso-8859-1","schön");

#convert a string from utf-8 to specified encoding
my $string=$uref->fromUTF8("iso-8859-1",$utf8string);

#get a lit of supported encodings:
my @listOfNames=$uref->enclist();

#check if a given encoding (here gb2312) is supported
if ($uref->encsup('gb2312')){ ... }

Provides UTF-8 conversion for perl versions from 5.00 and up. It was mainly written for use with perl 5.00 to 5.6.0 because those perl versions do not support Unicode::MapUTF8 or Encode.

Unicode::UTF8simple is written in plain perl (no C code) and will work with any Perl 5 version. It is just slightly slower than Encode.

Guido Socher (guido at linuxfocus.org)

Hey! The above document had some coding errors, which are explained below:
Around line 40:
Non-ASCII character seen before =encoding in 'schön)'. Assuming CP1252
2020-07-07 perl v5.32.0