[FX.php List] Encoding foreign language characters

Gjermund Gusland Thorsen ggt667 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 12:18:07 MDT 2005



On 9/29/05, Dennis Crall <dennis-crall at uiowa.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> So I'm migrating a solution from FM6 to FM7. The site is for the most part
> in English, but there are many references to foreign museums (e.g. Colecção
> Vieira Natividade, Portugal).
> At one point in my site, I do a search on the database where the museum name
> is the search parameter. FX does a good job and encodes the foreign
> characters in the url. The request url that FX sends looks like this:
> http://host/fmi/xml/FMPXMLRESULT.xml?-db=database&-lay=web_layout&Location=C
> olec%E7%E3o+Vieira+Natividade%2C+Portugal&-find
> This search worked perfectly in FM6, and it works in FM7 when the name
> doesn't contain foreign characters or if I truncate the search string in
> front of the first encoded character.
> So I'm wondering what's going on? Is this a FileMaker problem? Do I have an
> encoding problem somewhere?
> Has anyone seen something similar during a conversion?
> Any advice is appreciated. Thank you,
> Dennis Crall
> ITS-Academic Technologies
> The University of Iowa
> http://at.its.uiowa.edu
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