[tpm] "Wide character in print" error

Madison Kelly linux at alteeve.com
Tue Sep 11 11:42:58 PDT 2007

Shaun Fryer wrote:
> Hi Madison,
> I'm not overly familiar with locale related issues. Plus the code you
> sent appeared in my email with all line endings stripped out. Anyway,
> I found this link which might prove of use to you. Seems to cover
> exactly what you're asking.
>     http://ahinea.com/en/tech/perl-unicode-struggle.html
> If you can resend the code (even off-list) with line endings in tact,
> I *might* be able to suggest something more specific.
> Good luck,

Thanks Shaun,

   It's probably because my email was itself encoded as UTF-8 that the 
tail end was stripped. *sigh*. UTF-8 is hard stuff!

   Anywho, I just posted a followup. Drew (from TLUG) is in the same 
office as me, and he helped me mash it all out and now it's okay, 
*finally*! I had to tell DBI (which told perl??) that the data from the 
database was already UTF-8 encoded so that the binmode STDOUT ":utf8" 
didn't double-encode it with the connect option 'pg_enable_utf8 => 1' 

   If only UTF-8 was standard from day 1! Haha, I know...


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