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Re: OT? Character set issues with MySQL/CGI::Application

by pc88mxer (Vicar)
on Jul 24, 2008 at 23:58 UTC ( #700004=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to OT? Character set issues with MySQL/CGI::Application

For a quick-n-dirty fix, try this:
# $text is the variable containing "Espaņol" from the database use Encode; $text = encode("iso-8859-1", decode("utf-8", $text)); # now print $text

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Re^2: OT? Character set issues with MySQL/CGI::Application
by cLive ;-) (Parson) on Jul 25, 2008 at 05:22 UTC
    That does provide correct output (thanks), but does not explain why it's happening or how to resolve it correctly.

    I don't want to use a hack like that in production code. Hmmmm.

      If you can convert it from UTF-8 to Latin-1 and it then works, it means that the data you get from the data is UTF-8, and not Latin-1 as you think.

      In case of doubt print it out on the console and use hexdump to check.

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