I tried to use UTF-8 and ran into trouble.
I have tried so many things; here are the results I have gotten:
????instead of Asian characters. Even for European text, I got
- Strange gibberish (Mojibake?) such as
- Black diamonds, such as Se�or.
- Finally, I got into a situation where the data was lost, or at least truncated:
- Even when I got text to look right, it did not sort correctly.
What am I doing wrong? How can I fix the code? Can I recover the data, if so, how?