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Subject: Correction to the documentation, under "Caveats"
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In the documentation under "Caveats", it appears that the phrase "make sure that the input data really is a utf8 string" is incorrect. Note that utf8 is a variable-length encoding, whereas Text::Unidecode wants a fixed length (two-byte) encoding for each character. To fix this, you could phrase it as "make sure that the input data really is a string of two-byte Unicode characters". This is also referred to as UCS-2 in case you want to include that moniker. How about if we also provide a tip on how to convert strings which really are utf8. You would do it like so: my $decode_status = utf8::decode($input_to_be_converted); my $converted_string = unidecode ($input_to_be_converted);


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