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Id: 36830
Status: new
Priority: 0/
Queue: Win32-OLE

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: VasilyRedkin [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.17
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Accented characters broken (U+007F -- U+00FF) on non-latin1 systems
Object's properties returned as Latin1 byte strings, not unicode characters strings even if CP set to CP_UTF8. This happens only if value contains only unicode characters with codes <= 0x00FF. To reproduce, try $Excel->ActiveCell->{Value} = $Excel->ActiveCell->{Value} with cell value containing some Latin1 characters, "Übergang" for example on a system where CP_ACP is not Latin1. This strange behaviour is cause by a call to sv_utf8_downgrade(sv, TRUE); in function sv_setbstr(...) (file OLE.xs). It turns perfectly correct utf-8 string, returned from WideCharToMultibyte into string of latin1 bytes if all character codes is not above 0xFF and turns utf8 flag off. By the way, there is no corresponding sv_utf8_upgrade in property put path. I'd suggest to remove that sv_utf8_downgrade(sv, TRUE) (i wonder who may need such a strange behaviour?) or at least make it configurable (via some Option for example). The workaround is to call utf8::upgrade() on all values, returned by Win32::OLE property gets. Perl 5.8.8 $Win32::OLE::VERSION = '01707' Win 2000SP4 rus MS Excel 2000

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