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Saving XML file w/ UTF-8

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I'm trying to save an xml file formatted in UTF-8 but it doesn't appear to be working. Here is a condensed version of my code:

$xml = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\" ?>";

mysql query goes here...

$xml .= "mysql xml output";

            $folder = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']."/path";
            
            if(!(is_dir($folder))) {
            mkdir($folder,0777);
            }


  $tempfile = $folder."/".date("Ymd").".xml";
  $fo = fopen($tempfile, 'w') or die("Cannot create XML file.");
  fwrite($fo,utf8_decode($xml));
  fclose($fo);

For some reason, I open the file and the UTF-8 characters are not recognized (seen as question marks). In the MySQL db, the collation is set to utf8_unicode_ci. Is there a way to set the file encoding when I am opening the file or writing to it?

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