perl-Encode-Locale - Determine the locale encoding

Distribution: OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2
Repository: OpenMandriva Main x86_64
Package name: perl-Encode-Locale
Package version: 1.20.0
Package release: 7-omv2014.0
Package architecture: noarch
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 18.37 KB
Download size: 15.59 KB
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In many applications it's wise to let Perl use Unicode for the strings it processes. Most of the interfaces Perl has to the outside world is still byte based. Programs therefore needs to decode byte strings that enter the program from the outside and encode them again on the way out. The POSIX locale system is used to specify both the language conventions requested by the user and the preferred character set to consume and output. The 'Encode::Locale' module looks up the charset and encoding (called a CODESET in the locale jargon) and arrange for the the Encode manpage module to know this encoding under the name "locale". It means bytes obtained from the environment can be converted to Unicode strings by calling 'Encode::encode(locale => $bytes)' and converted back again with 'Encode::decode(locale => $string)'. Where file systems interfaces pass file names in and out of the program we also need care. The trend is for operating systems to use a fixed file encoding that don't actually depend on the locale; and this module determines the most appropriate encoding for file names. The the Encode manpage module will know this encoding under the name "locale_fs". For traditional Unix systems this will be an alias to the same encoding as "locale".



  • perl(Encode::Locale) == 1.20.0
  • perl-Encode-Locale == 1.20.0-7:2014.0

    Install Howto

    1. Enable OpenMandriva Main repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install perl-Encode-Locale rpm package:
      # urpmi perl-Encode-Locale


    • /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.16.3/Encode/
    • /usr/share/doc/perl-Encode-Locale/Changes
    • /usr/share/doc/perl-Encode-Locale/META.yml
    • /usr/share/doc/perl-Encode-Locale/README
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Encode::Locale.3pm.xz


    2014-02-08 - Tomasz Pawe? Gajc <> 1.20.0-7 + Revision: 37dd652 - MassBuild#328: Increase release tag