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Encode::KR - Korean Encodings


    use Encode qw/encode decode/; 
    $euc_kr = encode("euc-kr", $utf8);   # loads Encode::KR implicitly
    $utf8   = decode("euc-kr", $euc_kr); # ditto


This module implements Korean charset encodings. Encodings supported are as follows.

  Canonical   Alias             Description
  euc-kr      /\beuc.*kr$/i     EUC (Extended Unix Character)
  ksc5601-raw                   Korean standard code set (as is)
  cp949       /(?:x-)?uhc$/i
                                Code Page 949 (EUC-KR + 8,822 
                                (additional Hangul syllables)
  MacKorean                     EUC-KR + Apple Vendor Mappings
  johab       JOHAB             A supplementary encoding defined in 
                                             Annex 3 of KS X 1001:1998
  iso-2022-kr                   iso-2022-kr                  [RFC1557]

To find how to use this module in detail, see Encode.


When you see charset=ks_c_5601-1987 on mails and web pages, they really mean "cp949" encodings. To fix that, the following aliases are set;

  qr/(?:x-)?uhc$/i         => '"cp949"'
  qr/(?:x-)?windows-949$/i => '"cp949"'
  qr/ks_c_5601-1987$/i     => '"cp949"'

The ASCII region (0x00-0x7f) is preserved for all encodings, even though this conflicts with mappings by the Unicode Consortium.