Catalyst::Plugin::Unicode(3) Unicode aware Catalyst (old style)


# DO NOT USE THIS - Use Catalyst::Plugin::Unicode::Encoding instead
# which is both more correct, and handles more cases.
use Catalyst qw[Unicode];


On request, decodes all params from UTF-8 octets into a sequence of logical characters. On response, encodes body into UTF-8 octets.

Note that this plugin tries to autodetect if your response is encoded into characters before trying to encode it into a byte stream. This is bad as sometimes it can guess wrongly and cause problems.

As an example, latin1 characters such as e (e-accute) will not actually cause the output to be encoded as utf8.

Using Catalyst::Plugin::Unicode::Encoding is much more recommended, and that also does additional things (like decoding file upload filenames and request parameters which this plugin does not).

This plugin should be considered deprecated, but is maintained as a large number of applications are using it already.


Encodes body into UTF-8 octets.
Decodes parameters into a sequence of logical characters.


Christian Hansen, "<[email protected]>"

Marcus Ramberg, "<[email protected]>"

Jonathan Rockway "<[email protected]>"

Tomas Doran, (t0m) "<[email protected]>"


Copyright (c) 2005 - 2009 the Catalyst::Plugin::Unicode ``AUTHORS'' as listed above.


This library is free software . You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as perl itself.