(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6)

mb_convert_encoding -- Convert character encoding


string mb_convert_encoding (string str, string to-encoding [, mixed from-encoding])


This function is EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this function, the name of this function, and anything else documented about this function may change in a future release of PHP without notice. Be warned and use this function at your own risk.

mb_convert_encoding() converts character encoding of string str from from-encoding to to-encoding.

str : String to be converted.

from-encoding is specified by character code name before conversion. it can be array or string - comma separated enumerated list.

Example 1. mb_convert_encoding() example

/* Convert internal character encoding to SJIS */
$str = mb_convert_encoding($str, "SJIS");

/* Convert EUC-JP to UTF-7 */
$str = mb_convert_encoding($str, "UTF-7", "EUC-JP");

/* Auto detect encoding from JIS, eucjp-win, sjis-win, then convert str to UCS-2LE */
$str = mb_convert_encoding($str, "UCS-2LE", "JIS, eucjp-win, sjis-win");

/* "auto" is expanded to "ASCII,JIS,UTF-8,EUC-JP,SJIS" */
$str = mb_convert_encoding($str, "EUC-JP", "auto");

See also: mb_detect_order().