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how to write special character string "Broschüren" into this format Broschüren

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Hey all,
I am creating a xml file in this format

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  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>
  2. <customers>
  3.   <customer>
  4.     <category>Brosch&uuml;ren</category>
  5.     <number>4</number>
  6.     <email>abc@xyz.net</email>
  7.     <name>ABC XYZ</name>
  8.     <farben>4</farben>
  9.     <preflight>1</preflight>
  10.     <format>148 210</format>
  11.     <paper>135</paper>
  12.   </customer>
  13. </customers>
But i want category tag in this format which shows special charactor.

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  1. <category>Broschüren</category>
In database category values are saved in this format Brosch&uuml;ren but when i create xml then i want it shows category in this fornat Broschüren

If some one help me out to sort out my problem then i will be very grateful to him/her.

I am using DOMDocument in order to create xml file at run/execution time. and here is my method of creating xml document

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  1. $dom = new DOMDocument("1.0", "utf-8");
  2. $dom->xmlStandalone = true;

Awaiting a positive response from this great community
Oct 13 '09 #1
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8,658 Expert Mod 8TB
should be doable… ;)

ah, from me, that is. (in this forum, mostly)

ok, b2b. I’m not aware that you can convert these entities, once the xml is loaded (I’ve experienced decimal entities being converted). but you can always run htmlentities() on the input string beforehand.
Oct 13 '09 #2
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htmlentities() is used to convert those special chractors into string but i have already string. i need to convert string into special charactor while creating an xml.

i mean i need to convert &uuml; to ü while writing my content into xml file
Oct 13 '09 #3
8,658 Expert Mod 8TB
outside XML those entities are nothing but regular characters.
do it before creating the XML

PS. it’s character, not charactor
Oct 13 '09 #4
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I am doing this before creating XML. here is my code

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  1. $nameval=$myCategory->GetCatHierarchyByIdName(FormatString($_POST['cat_id'],"int"),'*');
  2. $nameval=htmlentities($nameval);
  3. $dom = new DOMDocument("1.0", "utf-8");
  4. $dom->xmlStandalone = true;
function GetCatHierarchyByIdName returns category name and it saved in variable $nameval and i am aplying htmlentities() function before creating XML File

But it is not working
Oct 13 '09 #5
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Even this technique is also not working

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  1. $nameval=$myCategory->GetCatHierarchyByIdName(FormatString($_POST['cat_id'],"int"),'*');
  2.             $nameval=str_replace("&auml;","ä",$nameval);
  3.             $nameval=str_replace("&ouml;","ö",$nameval);
  4.             $nameval=str_replace("&uuml;","ü",$nameval);
Oct 13 '09 #6
8,658 Expert Mod 8TB
of course not, htmlentities()’s default charset is ISO-8859-1

PS. probably the same reason for the other way
Oct 13 '09 #7
245 100+
Thanks it works on remote server
Oct 13 '09 #8

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