I see, thanks for the info.
Hmmm, I don't know anything about perl, really. And it seems wwwthreads as been 'acquired' by another developer so there isn't any useful info on their website. (though I didn't check very thoroughly)
The change would probably be somewhat like this, right?
IF board = fcdev then print <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=Shift_JIS">
If that's the case, then it shouldn't be _too_ hard to hack in if I can find some info about how perl works.
At least when I ran it through http://excite.co.jp/world/url/ it translated ok, so it seems to be alright when the browser assumes the page is in Japanese. Which I hope would be the case for someone running the Japanese version of windows.