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Hi,

I'm reading in xml data into my database which is encoded using utf-8. When this is displayed on my pages some characters are not displayed how I would like - eg is displayed as £. I know that one solution is to change my pages to utf-8 encoding - however, this means that a lot of other characters are then displayed as question marks. I could do a global search and replace on the relevant columns in the database to display these characters correctly.

However, if I do this, when anyone else adds a link or review to my database and uses any of the relevant characters, any text files - such as emails - will display them strangely. I would like to know whether anyone has any suggestions for the best way to handle this? Is there an easy way to make the conversion from utf-8 encoding when I insert the xml entries into the database?

Thanks, Laura.
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After import is done, you may use my DirName converter plugin, which can replace those strange characters or strings, based on you replacement list...

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In case anyone has the same problem, I found this useful site of faqs for xml.

http://perl-xml.sourceforge.net/...#encoding_conversion
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Great, that was exactly what I was looking for :) THANK YOU!

BTW the second example without the use uft8 does not work in my script but the first does.

Regards

Niko