char codes passed using querystring

in my script in get values that are passed to it by using this code

 if ($ENV{'REQUEST_METHOD'} eq POST)
                         {
                         $DataLength=$ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'};
                         read (STDIN, $QueryString, $DataLength);
                         }
                         else
                         {
                         $QueryString = $ENV{'QUERY_STRING'};
                         }

                         #Splitting the pairs and putting them in a list
                         @NameValuePairs = split (/&/, $QueryString);  

the problem is that i want to send
french characters in the querystring
these characters look all funny when print them.....

for instance if i have a capital A with a little line over it starting from bottom right and going to the top left (ascii code #192) and i try to print it after it is put into querystring i get
%C0

how can i be sure that the codes will remain unaffected?
boofullsAsked:
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shlomoyCommented:
use URI::Escape;
$str  = uri_unescape($safe);

where $safe is the escaped string.


URI is a perl module which can be downloaded from CPAN:
http://search.cpan.org/
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malecCommented:
foreach (@NameValuePairs){
  tr/+/ / ;
  ($name,$value)=  split(/=/) ;
  $value=~ s/%(..)/pack("c",hex($1))/ge ;  
$name=~s/%(..)/pack("c",hex($1))/ge ;   $in{$name} = $value;
}
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boofullsAuthor Commented:
malec's answer was easier to use....
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