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MVBase Encoding - issues outputting £ symbol via WebAPI

My company is currently building an (at present) fairly simple Web API to enable us to build an enquiry screen interface on top of our MVBase system. All is working really well, but we’re having issues succesfully outputting a pound symbol (£), it displays as � instead. Does anyone know what encoding is used by MVBase so that we can adapt our API to match, or does anyone know any other way to solve this issue? TIA

I looked into this, and found that mvBase is using the IBM PC ASCII extended character set in which the pound symbol is encoded as x9C.

Please see: http://ascii-table.com/ascii-extended-pc-list.php