Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Mysterious characters appearing: A-circumflex, A-tilde

Thanks, Don. Unfortunately, I have limited control over the server configuration, but setting up a test server is a good idea. If it works, then I can build my case to make the change.

In case anyone else needs a kludgy workaround for this problem, you can filter your input and re-map the characters (I couldn't get any kind of regsub to work).

This will give you a quick list of the codes needed to do the re-mapping (I couldn't find a list of these anywhere!):

for {set i 0} {$i <= 800} {incr i} {
    ns_write "Code $i = \\$i <br>"
For example, Code 755 = Ã

When you know the codes for the problem characters you can re-map them like so:

[string map [list \755 {}]]
This would replace the uppercase A-tilde characters with nothing.