libencode-locale-perl - utility to determine the locale encoding

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libencode-locale-perl
Package version: 1.03
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 59 B
Download size: 13.30 KB
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In many applications it's wise to let Perl use Unicode for the strings it processes. Most of the interfaces Perl has to the outside world are still byte based. Programs therefore need to decode byte strings that enter the program from the outside and encode them again on the way out. The POSIX locale system is used to specify both the language conventions requested by the user and the preferred character set to consume and output. The Encode::Locale module looks up the charset and encoding (called a CODESET in the locale jargon) and arranges for the Encode module to know this encoding under the name "locale". It means bytes obtained from the environment can be converted to Unicode strings by calling Encode::encode(locale => $bytes) and converted back again with Encode::decode(locale => $string).




    Source package: libencode-locale-perl

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libencode-locale-perl deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libencode-locale-perl


    • /usr/share/doc/libencode-locale-perl/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libencode-locale-perl/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libencode-locale-perl/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Encode::Locale.3pm.gz
    • /usr/share/perl5/Encode/


    2012-02-12 - Fabrizio Regalli <> libencode-locale-perl (1.03-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * debian/copyright: Replace DEP5 Format-Specification URL from to URL. [ Fabrizio Regalli ] * Imported Upstream version 1.03 * Updated d/compat to 8 * Updated debhelper to (>= 8) * Added myself to Uploaders and Copyright * Updated d/copyright using latest .174 DEP5 format * Removed no more necessary spelling.patch It is now included in the upstream source code

    2011-07-29 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <> libencode-locale-perl (1.02-2) unstable; urgency=low * Team upload. [ Ansgar Burchardt ] * debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git. [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * debian/control: Fix typos found by Martin Eberhard Schauer (Closes: #635863). * Refresh spelling.patch and update DEP3 headers. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes needed).

    2011-03-29 - Nicholas Bamber <> libencode-locale-perl (1.02-1) unstable; urgency=low [ Nicholas Bamber ] * New upstream release [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * debian/patches: Refresh spelling.patch.

    2011-03-09 - Nicholas Bamber <> libencode-locale-perl (1.01-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial Release (Closes: #617518).