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When converting from utf-8 to ascii with iconv, try specifying "ASCII//TRANSLIT" as target encoding to avoid removing foreign characters.



Your foreign characters are my native. UTF-8 is 20 years old now. Just use it already!


Jeeze... do you really think that your native characters are a good idea to be used in an URL? Take this URL for example: http://archaeologie-ooe.info/orte/hoersching

I could have used UTF-8, and made the URL http://archäologie-oö.info/orte/hörsching, but then all of the sudden 95% of the worlds population couldn't type that URL anymore.




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