Thanks for the ideas Alberto but what I relly want is to understand how to use the mbstring library, not how to implement a new solution. mbstring is supposed to do everything I want, I guess I am just not quite understanding how to use it yet.
Also in regard to some things you said, > Now, let's make sure we have a clear background: > 1) japanese chars come in three flavours: > a) ISO-2022-JP (the one you are using yourself) > b) SHIFT-JIS > c) EUC-JP > 2) your database setting requires you input in c) style while > you present it values in a) style. 1) is true but irrelavant. I am assuming that mbstring can automatically detect and convert the user's input. > *Database configuration* if possible, turn your Postgres configuration > into one that will all three charsets Impossible, though it would be nice. Postgres can only accept one charset for it's input not multiple. > *charset forcing* have your input page always delivered in standard > format, My page is always in the same charset, the problem is that the user input might not be ... Jc -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php