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ob_iconv_handler

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.5, PHP 5)

ob_iconv_handlerConvert character encoding as output buffer handler

Description

string ob_iconv_handler ( string $contents , int $status )

Converts the string encoded in internal_encoding to output_encoding.

internal_encoding and output_encoding should be defined in the php.ini file or in iconv_set_encoding().

Parameters

See ob_start() for information about this handler parameters.

Return Values

See ob_start() for information about this handler return values.

Examples

Example #1 ob_iconv_handler() example:

<?php
iconv_set_encoding
("internal_encoding""UTF-8");
iconv_set_encoding("output_encoding""ISO-8859-1");
ob_start("ob_iconv_handler"); // start output buffering
?>

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st33mann at gmx dot n3t
8 years ago
Just a quick note that may be helpful for some:
It seems to me that this function also modifies the HTTP Content-Type header that's sent to the client (at least in combination with the iconv_set_encoding() function).

If you specify an encoding ending with "//TRANSLIT" or "//IGNORE" (valid in iconv), it will still send the encoding name in the HTTP header. This makes it an invalid character set unfortunately.

For example:
<?php
iconv_set_encoding
("internal_encoding","UTF-8");
iconv_set_encoding("output_encoding","ISO-8859-1//TRANSLIT");
ob_start("ob_iconv_handler");
?>
will send a Content-Type header of "ISO-8859-1//TRANSLIT".
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