[Haskell-cafe] Re: Curl & UTF8

Aaron Denney wnoise at ofb.net
Tue Apr 27 00:48:10 EDT 2010

On 2010-04-23, Khudyakov Alexey <alexey.skladnoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> В сообщении от 23 апреля 2010 02:36:07 Rickard Karlsson написал:
>> Hi,
>> I'm trying to download a file in UTF-8 with libcurl(1.3.5) and GHC 6.12:
>> >import Network.Curl
>> >
>> >u = "http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/ucs/examples/UTF-8-demo.txt"
>> >main = curlGetString u [] >>= putStrLn . snd
>> Which doesn't print the characters correctly. If i read the file from local
>> storage with getFile it is displayed properly.
> I think curl knows nothing about encoding and convert one byte to one Char and 
> getFile uses new IO which uses system locale to choose encoding.

Then clearly curl should not return Strings, but byte arrays.  Of
course, curl can very well look at the headers which in this case do
specify UTF-8, and so perhaps it should do the translation itself.

Aaron Denney

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