in reply to Re: utf8 and perl 5.6
in thread utf8 and perl 5.6
The input data is pure German (well, Austrian) text, so it's only Umlauts and "scharfes s" that are causing problems. Oh, and maybe a french accent or two. Output should be ISO-8859-1
Currently, as a first workaround, I did a quick hashlookup-regex-thingy, a bit like you suggested. But I guess I'll move to one of the CPAN modules suggested by others, as soon as I can get to sysadmin to install them (/me hates not having shell/su access to machines...)
As writing to and reading from the DB is done by the same app, your last suggestion doesn't solve my problem.