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we're using javascript to encode a form and submit it to a php script.

it works well for the most part but certain characters don't seem to be decoded by php correctly.

For example, if we use the javascript function encodeURIComponents on a right curly quote (”) it produces: %E2%80%9D

when php decodes this, we get three characters: the letter a with a circumflex, what looks like a Euro sign, and some other character (”)

is there a way we can get php to understand that these three codes are actually one right curly quote character ... or a way we can get javascript to convert it to a code that php will decode correctly.

PS - I'm not sure how the special characters I've pasted into this text box will get displayed on experts-exchange.

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It sound like your PHP and your browser uses different character sets. the characters abowe %80 vary in different languages and character sets.

In this case it even seems like Javascript uses unicode in its encoding (16 bit characters) that lets it encode any of thousands of different characters (sigma. epsilon, arabic, katakana).

But AFAIK there is no version of PHP that support other than 8-bit character sets (not sure here, wait for other comments)
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