detect_unicode in php

Posted on 2007-10-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-13
adding the detect_unicode directive to my php.ini file doesn't seem to make a difference to my phpinfo page. Basically it looks like my php install is missing a component or something for this to work. I can't seem to find any documentation on how to make this work.
Thanks for your help.
Question by:instillmotion
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What is it that you want done?

detect_unicode is an old directive that really isn't used anymore.

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This is what I concluded from reading a little documentation on the php website. However we have a client on insists on seing it enabled when he runs his phpinfo page. we're running PHP Version 5.1.6.
Unfortunately i don't know enough about php programing to offer them an alternative, so I prefer to just find a way to set it up the way they're used to having it.
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nplib earned 2000 total points
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Tell him that even if it is enabled, he wouldn't see that in the phpinfo(); page.
Thats just the way it is. Find out what he wants, then I can tell you what to do.
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Also add that PHP 5 has built-in unicode support, and they only need to save the code files (and other included files) in correct encoding (like utf-8). You can open a file with Notepad, and choose File > Save As... and save it again with the same name (overwrite the existing file) but with another encoding.

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