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read input file and echo accent mark

Posted on 2013-01-23
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I think because of the accent mark on the letter 'o'
Diana Cristóbal
is represented in an .eml file as
=?iso-8859-1?B?RGlhbmEgQ3Jpc3TzYmFs?=

when I view .eml file using notepad++

but in thunderbird, outlook it is
Diana Cristóbal

how can I use php to echo
Diana Cristóbal
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Question by:rgb192
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 38813188
just check this,

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Test</title>
</head>

<body>
Diana Crist&oacute;bal
</body>
</html>

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by:Loganathan Natarajan
ID: 38813191
You need to set utf-8 to show the accent texts
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by:rgb192
ID: 38813204
please give example of utf-8 starting with
input text: =?iso-8859-1?B?RGlhbmEgQ3Jpc3TzYmFs?=

output text: Diana Cristóbal
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Robert Schutt earned 500 total points
ID: 38813985
Can you try this:
<?php

error_reporting(E_ALL);

?>
<html>
<head>
<title> EE Q_28006762 </title>
</head>
<body>
<?

// manual: http://php.net/manual/en/function.mb-decode-mimeheader.php

echo mb_decode_mimeheader('=?iso-8859-1?B?RGlhbmEgQ3Jpc3TzYmFs?=');

?>
</body>
</html>

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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 38814100
What you're looking at here is commonly known as a character-encoding collision.  The situation arises because someone used an ASCII file, but tried to declare it to be UTF-8, or vice-versa.  Here is an explanation.
http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Unicode.html

The goal to avoid these collisions is to make sure you've got consistent encodings, including your text editor, your HTML form input fields, your data base and your script outputs.
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by:rgb192
ID: 38816556
this code worked for me thanks

I did not understand Ray's advice yet
but will probably have a follow up question about what Ray wrote in the future.
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