[development] Converting UTF8 strings to ASCII in Drupal
brian at brianvuyk.com
Mon Nov 16 15:42:09 UTC 2009
I am having a bit of a unique problem here, and I am hoping someone can
help me out.
In short, we are outputting strings from a custom module we wrote to an
external service that only accepts the ASCII character set. So, I am
trying to run all the strings through iconv() to convert them.
Here's the weird part. Take the script below:
$string = "Stéphanie,D Hérouville";
$output = iconv("UTF-8", 'ASCII//TRANSLIT', $string);
If I run this from the command line, I get the proper output -
'Stephanie D Herouville'. However, if I run it in my Drupal
installation, whether as part of a module or from the Devel 'Execute
PHP' box, I get different output: 'St?phanie D H?rouville'. That is,
instead of replacing the character with it's expected ASCII counterpart,
it replaces it with a ?.
Has anyone encountered this, or have any idea why this is happening?
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