I'm just starting to use the Amazon product advertising API and I found Net::Amazon on CPAN, which works but I'm not sure if the age of the module might be a problem? The module was last updated in 2009 and in the debug output I see that it, consequently, requests the 2009 version of the API specifically.
Is this is problem? Do others still use this module or should I be using something completely different?
One more related question:
I have to admit that, so far, I have not needed to use Unicode encryption in my scripts and so this is probably a very ignorant question, but anyway....
Net::Amazon gives me a list of Properties and I can get the price for the item with the 'OurPrice' method. But I'm getting the price back with a currency symbol that should have been a £ (I use the 'UK' locale for the Net::Amazon request) - instead I'm getting something like "�5.99". What am I doing wrong or what do I need to do to convert that correctly?