Perl 5 version 8.0 documentation
MIME::QuotedPrint - Encoding and decoding of quoted-printable strings
- use MIME::QuotedPrint;
- $encoded = encode_qp($decoded);
- $decoded = decode_qp($encoded);
This module provides functions to encode and decode strings into the Quoted-Printable encoding specified in RFC 2045 - MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions). The Quoted-Printable encoding is intended to represent data that largely consists of bytes that correspond to printable characters in the ASCII character set. Non-printable characters (as defined by english americans) are represented by a triplet consisting of the character "=" followed by two hexadecimal digits.
The following functions are provided:
This function will return an encoded version of the string given as argument.
Note that encode_qp() does not change newlines
"\n"to the CRLF sequence even though this might be considered the right thing to do (RFC 2045 (Q-P Rule #4)).
This function will return the plain text version of the string given as argument.
If you prefer not to import these routines into your namespace you can call them as:
- use MIME::QuotedPrint ();
- $encoded = MIME::QuotedPrint::encode($decoded);
- $decoded = MIME::QuotedPrint::decode($encoded);
Copyright 1995-1997 Gisle Aas.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.