Problems downloading accented characters from a web page

Thierry Arbellot thierry.arbellot at
Sat May 20 04:04:11 EDT 2006

On 2006, May 20, , at 03:55, Sarah Reichelt wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have a routine that downloads a web page and extracts certain text.
> This works fine except when the characters are accented. I'm not sure
> how well the characters will transfer in the email, but I'll try to
> give an example:
> Accented e (Ž) - I never could remember which was an acute and which
> was a grave but it's numToChar(142). On the web page viewed in a
> browser and checking the source, it looks perfect. When I download
> that page into a Rev, the Ž becomes "Ã(c)" i.e. square root &
> copyright, charToNum 195 & 169.
> I've tried using ISOtoMac and uniDecode and the 2 combined in various
> ways, but I can't get it to give me the correct accented e.
> Any ideas?
> TIA,
> Sarah

it is utf8
unidecode(uniencode(numToChar(195) & numToChar(169),"utf8"))
it returns "Ž"


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