Building Chinese Web Sites using PHP
Dr. Herong Yang, Version 2.12

Chinese Characters in PHP String Literals

This chapter provides tutorial notes on Chinese characters in PHP string literals. Topics include PHP string literal syntax; testing Chinese character strings with UTF-8, GB18030, and Big5 encodings.

String Data Type, Literals and Functions

String Literal Travel Path

Chinese Character String with UTF-8 Encoding

Chinese Character String with GB18030 Encoding

Chinese Character String with Big5 Encoding

UTF-8 Encoding Pages with Big5 Characters

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 PHP Installation on Windows Systems

 Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server

 charset="*" - Encodings on Chinese Web Pages

Chinese Characters in PHP String Literals

 Multibyte String Functions in UTF-8 Encoding

 Input Text Data from Web Forms

 Input Chinese Text Data from Web Forms

 MySQL - Installation on Windows

 MySQL - Connecting PHP to Database

 MySQL - Character Set and Encoding

 MySQL - Sending Non-ASCII Text to MySQL

 Retrieving Chinese Text from Database to Web Pages

 Input Chinese Text Data to MySQL Database

 References

 PDF Printing Version

Dr. Herong Yang, updated in 2011
Chinese Characters in PHP String Literals