Steps and Components Involved

This section describes steps and application components involved in inputting Chinese characters through Web forms.

This section describes steps and application components involved in inputting Chinese characters through Web forms.

In order to capture Chinese input text from Web forms and display it back on Web pages properly, you need to understand how an input text is being collected by the Web browser, and delivered to the PHP engine through various application components. Here is a simplified diagram that shows the steps and application components involved in this process:

C1. Key Sequences from keyboard
      |
      |- Web browser
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C2. HTTP Request
      |
      |- Web server
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C3. CGI input
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      |- PHP engine
      v
C4. CGI output
      |
      |- Web server
      v
C5. HTTP response (HTML document)
      |
      |- Web browser
      v
C6. Chinese characters on the screen

If you decided to use UTF-8 encoding to handle Chinese characters, you need to make sure that all application components mentioned in the above diagram are friendly to UTF-8 encoding. See the following picture:
Inputting Chinese Characters on Web Forms

Last update: 2015.

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

Steps and Components Involved

 Processing Chinese Input on Web Forms in UTF-8

 Processing Chinese Input on Web Forms in GB18030

 Processing Chinese Input on Web Forms in Big5

 Copying and Pasting Chinese Input to UTF-8 Web Forms

 Copying and Pasting Chinese Input to GB18030 Web Forms

 Copying and Pasting Chinese Input to Big5 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

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