[OAI-implementers] character encoding
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 15:55:08 -0500 (EST)
i sent a message to the list some time ago and, while working on other
non-XML and non-OAI projects, i've been closing watching the list in hopes
of finding the solution to my encoding problem. i'm embarrassed to admit
that this encoding problem remains.
perhaps i should provide some details...
DATA STORAGE: Oracle
DATA DELIVERY: DBI.pm
OAI CONSTRUCTOR: Perl script (using Embperl)
WEB SERVER: Apache
in other words, i have a single Perl script, in the form an Embperl file,
that draws the data from Oracle, via DBI, then i simply loop through the
data and wrap each element with the appropriate XML tag before returning
the whole mess through STDOUT.
i'm guessing that i should encode each character to UTF-8 as it passes
through the script, but as yet, i'm not sure how to best do this.
any helpful tips, advice, rants, etc. will be most welcome. i thank you