Why and How to Write a Website Proposal

If you are reading this post probably you already know how proposal might be important, if not then it’s definitely worth repeating: bad or even worse no proposal at all could be not only a deal breaker but a could turn into a nightmare for you (price is too low, client’s expectations too high and so on). And having a proposal makes a beginner freelancer look more professional – that’s always a good selling point.

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Quotes and Perl Script

Recently I encountered problem that some characters weren’t displayed correctly on a web page generated by CGI script – when I ran it in unix console I got following message:

Some character(s) could not be converted into client’s character set. Unconverted bytes were changed to question marks (‘?’)

It appeared all I needed to do is to explicitly set the character set when I create Sybase instance with DBSETLCHARSET:

$dbh = new Sybase::DBlib $user, $pwd, $server, DBSETLCHARSET('UTF-8');