Jul 20, 2023

Perl class that converts strings to/from 2-byte Unicode UCS2 format

This module converts strings from and to 2-byte Unicode UCS2 format. All mappings happen via 2 byte UTF16 encodings, not via 1 byte UTF8 encoding. To convert between UTF8 and UTF16 use UnicodeString.

For historical reasons this module coexists with UnicodeMap8. Please use UnicodeMap8 unless you need to care for >1 byte character sets, e.g. chinese GB2312. Anyway, if you stick to the basic functionality see documentation you can use both modules equivalently.

Practically this module will disappear from earth sooner or later as Unicode mapping support needs somehow to get into perl’s core. If you like to work on this field please don’t hesitate contacting Gisle Aas and check out the mailing list perl-unicode!

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