How to force codeset cp1252 for output file in perl >=5.18 within Windows 10?

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In Perl, you can specify the output encoding by using the binmode function. Specifically, to force the output codeset to CP1252, you can use the following approach:

perl
use strict;
use warnings;
use open qw/:std :encoding(cp1252)/; # Set default encoding for input and output

# Your code here

print "Hello, world!"; # Output will be encoded as CP1252

By using the open pragma with the :encoding(cp1252) option, you can set the default encoding for both input and output streams to CP1252. This will ensure that any text you print or write to a file will be encoded in CP1252.

Please note that it's important to properly handle character encodings, especially when dealing with different encodings on Windows. Make sure to handle both input and output encodings consistently throughout your code.