[Bioperl-l] PubMed and UTF8

Allen Day allenday at ucla.edu
Thu Mar 4 12:50:00 EST 2004

have you tried using Bio::DB::Biblio::eutils in bioperl-live?  that pulls
pubmed info from NCBI's eutils utilities directly.  i'm not sure if it
handles umlautes any better than the ebi's soap biblio server, but it may
be worth a look...


On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, Thomas Götz wrote:

> 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?
> Tia,
> Tom

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