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(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6, PHP 5)

mb_convert_encoding — Convert character encoding


string mb_convert_encoding ( string $str , string $to_encoding [, mixed $from_encoding ] )

mb_convert_encoding() converts character encoding of string str from from_encoding to to_encoding .

str : String to be converted.

from_encoding is specified by character code name before conversion. it can be array or string - comma separated enumerated list. If it is not specified, the internal encoding will be used.

Example#1 mb_convert_encoding() example

/* Convert internal character encoding to SJIS */
$str mb_convert_encoding($str"SJIS");

/* Convert EUC-JP to UTF-7 */
$str mb_convert_encoding($str"UTF-7""EUC-JP");

/* Auto detect encoding from JIS, eucjp-win, sjis-win, then convert str to UCS-2LE */
$str mb_convert_encoding($str"UCS-2LE""JIS, eucjp-win, sjis-win");

/* "auto" is expanded to "ASCII,JIS,UTF-8,EUC-JP,SJIS" */
$str mb_convert_encoding($str"EUC-JP""auto");

See also mb_detect_order().

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