[drupal-devel] PHP string functions overloading for multibyte support

Dries Buytaert dries at buytaert.net
Thu May 26 17:18:18 UTC 2005

On 26 May 2005, at 00:53, Steven Wittens wrote:
>> After adding
>> php_value mbstring.func_overload 7
>> php_value mbstring.internal_encoding UTF-8
> Actually you will run into some more problems. Drupal is designed  
> to not use mbstring, because it is not available everywhere. We  
> have our own functions for handling basic UTF-8 stuff (string  
> truncation, mime header encode, etc). These functions assume they  
> get direct access to the string's bytes.

Maybe we should document this in settings.php and overwrite the PHP  
settings (in the unlikely event that someone enabled mb_string  

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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