Davis Frank wrote:
> URI#escape escapes to UTF-8.  I need to escape to Latin-1 for Amazon's
> REST API.  Is there another library I can use? There doesn't seem to be
> a way to change what URI#escape uses (at least, not from the skeleton
> std API docs).
> 
> I'm getting very little to go on via searching.

URI#escape escapes to UTF-8 because your string is UTF-8-encoded. Use 
iconv, as Alex suggested, to re-encode it to Latin-1, or do it with 
unpack and pack
   str.unpack("U*").pack("C*")

and then apply URI#escape.

Of course, both methods will fail if any character in your string is 
outside the Latin-1 range.

Good luck.
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