PERL: The Escape Character
Posted on 2004-04-27
We have a program written in Perl that uses a database. For one part of the databse, we want to use Chinese characters for the name. The unicode for the Chinese characters all begin with:
and then a four digit number and then a semicolon. So, something like this:
Using these to name the database throws it off. It cuts everything from the first # symbol. Is there anyway within Perl that we can set these characters so they can be handeled? We tried putting them between two backslashes, but that didn't work. A kind soul over in the Databases section suggested the following. What is your opinion:
SOUNDS LIKE MIGHT NEED THE ESCAPE CHARACTER BEFORE THE # BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS IS FOR PERL.