The page from the gwinnettdailypost site was
in 8859-1 (Latin1) encoding -- good news, because it
should be a simpler problem to investigate.
First, assuming you are on Unix, ensure you are running perl
from a Latin-1 environment.
in reply to Strange Characters - Different Encoding?
Then run your perl program.
% export LC_ALL=en_US.iso88591
If the above was not sufficient to fix the problem, check
if the db server is setup for latin-1 -- or create
a new database that can handle Latin-1 .
Here are the commands if you are using Postgresql:
- SHOW server_encoding ;
- CREATE DATABASE myname WITH encoding = 'LATIN1';