On 21 May 2010 10:47, Lester Caine <les...@lsces.co.uk> wrote:
> Peter Lind wrote:
>>> The problem here is that PHP still does not know how to handle UTF8
>>> >  properly
>> It's not*just*  that PHP isn't handling utf8 perfectly. Encoding
>> between database and server is a rather complex issue, you're dealing
>> with:
>> * database encoding
>> * database connection encoding
>> * php internal encoding
>> * output encoding
>> Messing up just *one*  of these will give bad output - so you need to
>> make sure that all of them are aligned.
> And not simply assume that because everything is SET to UTF8 - that is
> actually what is being handled :(
> The holes in the process such as with MySQL/PDO need to be well documented,
> which is what tikiwiki are working through now, but should be in the PHP
> documentation?

A good reference in the PHP docs would be valuable - otherwise you're
searching wikis and blogs for the answer.


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