Some of my script are using different encoding, and when I try to combine them, this has becom an issue.
But I can't change the encoding they use, instead I want to change the encodig of the result from script A, and use it as parameter in script B.
So: is there any simple way to change a string from UTF-8 to ISO-88591 in PHP? I have looked at utf_encode and _decode, but they doesn't do what i want. Why doesn't there exsist any "utf2iso()"-function, or similar?
I don't think I have characters that can't be written in ISO-format, so that shouldn't be an huge issue.
utf8_decode — Converts a string with ISO-8859-1 characters encoded with UTF-8 to single-byte ISO-8859-1
utf8_encode — Encodes an ISO-8859-1 string to UTF-8
$utf8 = 'ÄÖÜ'; // file must be UTF-8 encoded $iso88591_1 = utf8_decode($utf8); $iso88591_2 = iconv('UTF-8', 'ISO-8859-1', $utf8); $iso88591_2 = mb_convert_encoding($utf8, 'ISO-8859-1', 'UTF-8'); $iso88591 = 'ÄÖÜ'; // file must be ISO-8859-1 encoded $utf8_1 = utf8_encode($iso88591); $utf8_2 = iconv('ISO-8859-1', 'UTF-8', $iso88591); $utf8_2 = mb_convert_encoding($iso88591, 'UTF-8', 'ISO-8859-1');
all should do the same - with
utf8_en/decode() requiring no special extension,
mb_convert_encoding() requiring ext/mbstring and
iconv() requiring ext/iconv.
First of all, don't use different encodings. It leads to a mess, and UTF-8 is definitely the one you should be using everywhere.
utf8_decode should work for ISO-8859-1. It would be nice if you could post a link to a file or a uuencoded or base64 example string for which the conversion fails or yields unexpected results.