[Catalyst] Double encoding of UTF8 strings - RESOLVED

Oliver Gorwits oliver at cpan.org
Sun Oct 9 15:45:47 GMT 2011

On 07/10/2011 10:21, jul.gil at gmail.com wrote:
> I have installed and ran successfully the AutoCRUD plugin, I set up a
> mysql database tables to use UT8 charset, the charset in the ajax
> requests is utf-8, everything seems correct, except the data in the
> grids are double encoded, that means é instead of é.

After some investigation and poking around in documentation I found that 
the following is essential to using Unicode in Catalyst apps:

1) tell your database connection to use unicode (this will be a flag in 
the connect options, alongside your username, password, etc).

2) load the Catalyst::Plugin::Unicode::Encoding plugin.

These ensure that data is flagged correctly when moving in both 
directions between the database and the user interface.

Acknowledgment must go the author(s) of the following pages:


The wiki page tells you the flag to use for each of the popular database 
engines (I only tested with SQLite).

I hope this helps you Julien, and also the list archives!


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