Table directive can not deal with Chinese, when format csv

[[!table  format=csv data="""
a,b,c
1,2,你好
"""
]]

But the below example works well.

[[!table  format=csv data="""
a,b,c
1,2,3
"""
]]

The below example works well too

[[!table  format=dsv delimiter=, data="""
a,b,c
1,2,你好
"""
]]

You don't say what actually happens when you try this, but I hit something similar trying unicode symbols in a CSV-based table. (I wasn't aware of the DSV work-around. Thanks!) The specific error I get trying is

[\[!table Error: Cannot decode string with wide characters at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.24/Encode.pm line 243.]]

That file is owned by the libperl5 package, but I think I've seen an error mentioning Text::CSV i.e. libtext-csv-perl when I've encountered this before. -- Jon

A related problem, also fixed by using DSV, is messing up the encoding of non-ASCII, non-wide characters, e.g. £ (workaround was to use £ instead) -- Jon

Sorry, I have faced the same error: [[!table Error: Cannot decode string with wide characters at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.24/Encode.pm line 243.]] -- ?tumashu1


The below patch seem to deal with this problem:

From d6ed90331b31e4669222c6831f7a0f40f0677fe1 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Feng Shu <tumashu@163.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2018 08:41:39 +0800
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] Fix table plugin can handle UTF-8 csv format

---
 IkiWiki/Plugin/table.pm | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

From ad1a92c796d907ad293e572a168b6e9a8219623f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Feng Shu <tumashu@163.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Dec 2018 08:41:39 +0800
Subject: [PATCH 2/2] Fix table plugin can handle UTF-8 csv format

---
 IkiWiki/Plugin/table.pm | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/IkiWiki/Plugin/table.pm b/IkiWiki/Plugin/table.pm
index f3c425a37..7fea8ab1c 100644
--- a/IkiWiki/Plugin/table.pm
+++ b/IkiWiki/Plugin/table.pm
@@ -135,6 +135,7 @@ sub split_csv ($$) {
    my $csv = Text::CSV->new({ 
        sep_char    => $delimiter,
        binary      => 1,
+       decode_utf8 => 1,
        allow_loose_quotes => 1,
    }) || error("could not create a Text::CSV object");

@@ -143,7 +144,7 @@ sub split_csv ($$) {
    foreach my $line (@text_lines) {
        $l++;
        if ($csv->parse($line)) {
-           push(@data, [ map { decode_utf8 $_ } $csv->fields() ]);
+           push(@data, [ $csv->fields() ]);
        }
        else {
            debug(sprintf(gettext('parse fail at line %d: %s'), 
-- 
2.19.0

I can confirm that the above patch fixes the issue for me. Thanks! I'm not an ikiwiki committer, but I would encourage them to consider the above. Whilst I'm at it, I would be really grateful for some input on support multi-row table headers which relates to the same plugin. Jon