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Item438: replace horrid UTF8 regex's and replace with Encode

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In: 2.0.0
Target Release: major
Applies To: Engine
Reported By: Foswiki:Main.SvenDowideit
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Last Change By: GeorgeClark
from Tasks.Item401

I'm just wondering (and apparently I'm not the only one), why we're using a regexp where we could directly use Encode.

I know Encode is another module to require, thus another piece of code that gets loaded, but anyway some modules already require it (such as Wysiwyg).

To my humble opinion, if we want to go UTF-8, we will have to use some proper tool to do it, and thus Encode seems the appropriate choice.

Re-inventing the wheel using regexp can work, but...

Also, Encode uses XS, thus is much quicker than a regexp to achieve the same.

Funny: Item6146: Adding Encode as a required CPAN module

Encode was first released with perl 5.007003 (patchlevel perl/15039, released on 2002-03-05)

But according to people using it, it makes no sense doing UTF-8 with anything older than perl 5.8.3.

switching to Encode is a very sane sounding thing smile

-- SvenDowideit - 12 Dec 2008

Just for the record, I've contacted RichardDonkin for inputs on this.

My plan is to re-write most encodings (Check Item 5437), using Encode, for all encoding issues.

But first I need input from the big players smile

-- OlivierRaginel - 12 Dec 2008

Got input from SvenDowideit and RichardDonkin, thus I can start working on it.

Planning this for 1.1 anyway, so first bug fixes for 1.0 smile

-- OlivierRaginel - 15 Dec 2008

No commits against 1.1.0 - bumping this up to a major release.

-- GeorgeClark - 13 Mar 2011

Fixed in unicode core.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 19 May 2015

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Summary replace horrid UTF8 regex's and replace with Encode
ReportedBy Foswiki:Main.SvenDowideit
SVN Range SVN 1282: Foswiki-0.9.0, Thu, 11 Dec 2008, build 1259
AppliesTo Engine
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed
TargetRelease major
ReleasedIn 2.0.0
Topic revision: r9 - 05 Jul 2015, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 18 Sep 2021 - 08:10.

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