Encoding puzzle

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Dec 29 18:07:14 EST 2020

I need to send a string in French to a server. The server expects one kind of encoding and LC's 
URL encoding is producing something different. Not only that, but after sending the LC encoded 
text, the server receives something unrelated. I can't identify why. Details:

Original text: Révéler l'archéologie
LC urlEncoded string: R%8Ev%8Eler+l%27arch%8Eologie
LC string arrives at server as: R%EF%BF%BDv%EF%BF%BDler+l%27arch%EF%BF%BDologie
Server expects: R%C3%A9v%C3%A9ler%20l%27arch%C3%A9ologie

So why does the LC encoding arrive at the server in a different form, and why does neither the 
LC variable or the text the server receives match each other? And what encoding is it exactly 
that the server expects?

I played around with textDecode and a few other things but didn't get anywhere. I know the 
server wants UTF8.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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