2008/5/20 demerphq <email@example.com>: > I think Marc is right, the utf8 flag being off doesn't say "this data > is latin1" and the utf8 flag being on doesn't say "this data is > Unicode". The flag instead says (when off) "this is array of > characters" or "this is an array of integers encoded as utf8" (when ^^^^^^^^^^ I meant octets/bytes there. > on). The additional step of ascribing a character set to the encoding > is incorrect, and one that evolves out of the heritage of supporting > character set style operations on pure octet encodings. Cheers, yves -- perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"