PHP Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 4.20, by Dr. Herong Yang
Chinese Characters in String Literals - GB2312 Encoding
This section provides a tutorial example on how enter and use Chinese characters PHP string literals using GB2312 encoding. The PHP script file should be stored in GB2312 format.
I think we are ready to test Chinese characters in PHP scripts with GB2312 encoding schema now.
1. This time, we can not use Notepad, because Notepad is not compatible with GB2312 encoding. It will actually convert GB2312 encoding to UTF-8 encoding. So don't use Notepad.
You need to go get another text editor, like Jext, to help you enter the Chinese characters in GB2312 encoding.
2. In a good text editor, enter the following HTML document:
<?php # HelpGb2312Chinese.php #- Copyright (c) 2007-2019, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved. # print('<html>'); print('<meta http-equiv="Content-Type"'. 'content="text/html; charset=gb2312"/>'); print('<body>'); print('<b>??</b><br/>'); print("????????????<br/>"); print('</body>'); print('</html>'); ?>
When I copy this HTML document into this book, I have to replace all GB2312 encoded Chinese characters with "?"s, because my book is written in HTML document with UTF-8 encoding schema. To follow my tutorial, just enter any Chinese character whenever you see "?".
3. Entering Chinese characters in GB2312 encoding also requires some Chinese input tools. If you don't have any Chinese input tool, you can simply go to my GB2312 page, http://www.herongyang.com/gb2312_gb/, open the source code of the page, copy some Chinese characters, and paste them into the editor. My GB2312 page is encoded in GB2312. Warning, do not copy Chinese characters from the IE browser window. The browser window copy function is assuming UTF-8 encoding and will corrupt the copied characters.
4. Select menu File > Save as. Enter the file name as HelpGb2312Chinese.php and click the Save button.
5. Copy HelpGb2312Chinese.php to c:\apache\htdocs. Make sure your Internet Information Service is running the local default Web site.
6. Now run Internet Explorer (IE) with http://localhost/HelpGb2312Chinese.php. Your should see the Chinese characters displayed correctly.
7. On the IE window, select menu View > Encoding. You should see Gb2312 is selected.
Still not hard to do, right? The key point is to use an editor that compatible with GB2312.
Last update: 2019.
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