Manual Reference Pages - UNICODE::CHECKUTF8 (3)
Unicode::CheckUTF8 - checks if scalar is valid UTF-8
use Unicode::CheckUTF8 qw(is_utf8);
my $is_ok = is_utf8($scalar);
This is an XS wrapper around some Unicode Consortium code to check
if a string is valid UTF-8, revised to conform to what expat/Mozilla
think is valid UTF-8, especially with regard to low-ASCII characters.
Note that this module has NOTHING to do with Perls internal UTF8 flag
This module is for use when youre getting input from users and want
to make sure its valid UTF-8 before continuing.
This is some old code, dating back to before Perl 5.8 and before
Unicode support in Perl. I wish I didnt have to keep using this
code, but I cant find any other code on CPAN for UTF-8 checking
thats both sufficiently fast and more importantly, correct. So now
theres yet another way to do it.
Hopefully not, but mail me if so!
Brad Fitzpatrick <email@example.com>, based on Unicode Consortium code.
Artur Bergman, helping me kill old Inline code using his awesome
knowledge of all things Perl and XS.
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