[Haskell-cafe] getting crazy with character encoding
jules at jellybean.co.uk
Wed Sep 12 15:26:15 EDT 2007
David Benbennick wrote:
> On 9/12/07, Andrea Rossato <mailing_list at istitutocolli.org> wrote:
>> If I run it in a console I get
>> abA"A"A" (sort of) no matter what my LANG is - 8 single 8 -bit
> It's possible to set your Linux console to grok UTF8. I don't
> remember the details, but I'm sure you can Google for it.
> By the way, does anyone know The Right Way to deal with UTF-8 in
> Haskell? I.e., take that 8 byte UTF-8 string and convert it to a 5
> character Unicode string (so it can be manipulated)?
There is no UTF8 decode support in the standard libraries.
There are some contributed libraries which can do it. Data.CompactString
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