[Bioperl-l] PubMed and UTF8

Thomas Götz t.goetz at dkfz-heidelberg.de
Thu Mar 4 08:58:59 EST 2004

a little bit offtopic maybe, but I thought this would be the best place to 
ask ;)

I want to automatically download abstracts from PubMed for database storage. 
As many author's names contain umlauts (e.g. german Umlaute ö,ä,ü etc.) I 
also want to catch them. Right now I'm using LWP::Simple and get($URL) to 
download articles, but umlauts aren't displayed correctly that way. 

Anybody could give me a hint on how to solve that?

Thomas Götz
German Cancer Research Center
Central Spectroscopic Department - B090
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
D-69120 Heidelberg
Tel. +49-6221-424670
Fax  +49-6221-42524670
Email: t.goetz at dkfz-heidelberg.de

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