CGI.escape accepts only ISO-8859-1 input?


I’m not able to convert a string to ISO-8859-1.
Could anyone please try to help me out here?


message = ARGV[0]

This doesn’t seem to work, what am I doing wrong?‘ISO-8859-1’, ‘UTF-8’).iconv(message)

encoded_message = CGI.escape(message) rescue nil
puts “Argument #{message} translates to #{encoded_message}\n”

Script stop.

If I set my terminal to UTF-8, I got this output:
Argument input_as-UTF-8_ÆØÅ translates to input_as-UTF-8_

Terminal set to ISO-8859-1:
Argument input_as-ISO-8859-1_ÆØÅ translates to input_as-ISO-8859-1_

Any help would be highly appreciated!

Forgot to paste what I have included in the script:

require ‘iconv’
require ‘cgi’


On 6/27/07, Martin [email protected] wrote:‘ISO-8859-1’, ‘UTF-8’).iconv(message)
You’re discarding the return value. Perhaps you mean:

message =‘ISO-8859-1’, ‘UTF-8’).iconv(message)

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