Does that mean I'm screwed if the database text is windows-1252?

On Apr 23, 2:48 pm, Walter Lee Davis <> wrote:
> Is your entire path to and from the database UTF-8? That's a huge  
> requirement of Prototype's Ajax implementation, so if you are sending  
> back data under the wrong Content-type/charset header, or your  
> database is transmogrifying the characters somewhere, or Perl is, then  
> you've got your problem there. I've used the AAC with Greek  
> characters, French accents, I know it works if your entire path is  
> UTF-8. You can try adding the Ajax options detailed here[1], but I'm  
> not sure if it will entirely solve your problem.
> Walter
> 1.
> On Apr 23, 2009, at 8:46 AM, Per wrote:
> > Hi
> > I am trying to add Ajax.autocompleter to an old Perl.cgi + Oracle
> > application we use. I am looking up people from
> > our people database, for some person fields, and an email cc list. I
> > have everything working to my liking, except I have run into two
> > problems:
> > Some of the names in our database, contain French accented characters
> > like é and è, and these do not work, as
> > é is translated to "%C3%A9" in the request sent to the server, and if
> > é is sent from the server it is translated to character 0xe9. Is there
> > any way to disable this translation?
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