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is there a way to auto-convert to various character encodings?

If I have, say, a windows-1280 character in some text because someone,
somewhere, copy and pasted something from Microsoft Word to my online
CMS, but I've declared an encoding of, say, UTF-8, is there a way to
clean that up using PHP? I already run the text through
htmlspecialchar s and htmlentities but that is not enough. I'm drawing
an error because of something on my weblog that I copied and pasted
from elsewhere. This validator flags the error:

http://rss.scripting.com/?url=http%3...%2Fpage938.xml
Jul 17 '05 #1
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lk******@geocit ies.com (lawrence) wrote in message news:<da******* *************** ****@posting.go ogle.com>...
If I have, say, a windows-1280 character in some text because someone,
somewhere, copy and pasted something from Microsoft Word to my online
CMS, but I've declared an encoding of, say, UTF-8, is there a way to
clean that up using PHP?

<snip>

Look at the source code of phpMyAdmin (charset_conver sion.lib.php)
<http://www.phpmyadmin. net/> They use iconv or recode extensions.
1. http://in.php.net/iconv
2. http://in.php.net/recode
3. http://in.php.net/mbstring

FWIW, recently I came across a wonderful online JS conversion tool
for Tamil oriented encodings <http://www.suratha.com/reader.htm>

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Email: rrjanbiah-at-Y!com
Jul 17 '05 #2

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