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6479Re: [soaplite] Sending Unicode strings

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  • rahed
    May 16, 2010
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      "andrew.smith@..." <andrewsmith_97@...> writes:

      > but I cannot seem to figure out my problem. Basically, I want to send unicode strings, e.g. like "...EBP\x{3b1}-ER..." (and this unicode string was something I actually received back in a Soap response). When I just send them directly, they get base 64 encoded. However, when I try to explicitly set their type to string as is recommended, i.e.
      > $string_val = SOAP::Data->type(string => $unicode_val);
      > then I get the error:
      > HTTP::Message content must be bytes at /apps/sys/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0/SOAP/Transport/HTTP.pm line 204
      > How can I send such Unicode strings? I'm using the latest version of SOAP::Lite.

      Have you tried to encode a Perl string into octets like this?

      use Encode;
      $string = Encode::encode('utf8',$string)

      This will encode perl characters into octets for external

      Encode::decode function will decode octets into Perl chars.

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