Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals
This chapter provides tutorial examples and notes about non-ASCII characters in PHP scripts. Topics include basic rules on using non-ASCII characters in PHP scripts as string literals; examples of using French characters with UTF-8 and ISO-8859-1 encodings; examples of using Chinese characters with UTF-8 and GB2312 encodings.
Basic Rules of Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents
French Characters in String Literals - UTF-8 Encoding
French Characters in HTML Documents - ISO-8859-1 Encoding
Chinese Characters in String Literals - UTF-8 Encoding
Chinese Characters in String Literals - GB2312 Encoding
Characters of Multiple Languages in String Literals
- PHP string data type is defined as sequences of bytes.
- PHP string literal can almost non ASCII characters in almost any encoding schema.
- The best choice of encoding schema is UTF-8.
- Using UTF-8 encoding in PHP scripts requires a good UTF-8 compatible editor.
- PHP script generates HTML document using print() function, which is a byte stream output function,
offers no encoding conversion by default.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction and Installation of PHP
PHP Script File Syntax
PHP Data Types and Data Literals
Variables, References, and Constants
Expressions, Operations and Type Conversions
Conditional Statements - "if" and "switch"
Loop Statements - "while", "for", and "do ... while"
Function Declaration, Arguments, and Return Values
Arrays - Ordered Maps
Interface with Operating System
Introduction of Class and Object
Integrating PHP with Apache Web Server
Retrieving Information from HTTP Requests
Creating and Managing Sessions in PHP Scripts
Sending and Receiving Cookies in PHP Scripts
Controlling HTTP Response Header Lines in PHP Scripts
Managing File Upload
MySQL Server Connection and Access Functions
Functions to Manage Directories, Files and Images
SOAP Extension Function and Calling Web Services
SOAP Server Functions and Examples
Localization Overview of Web Applications
Using Non-ASCII Characters in HTML Documents
►Using Non-ASCII Characters as PHP Script String Literals
Receiving Non-ASCII Characters from Input Forms
"mbstring" Extension and Non-ASCII Encoding Management
Managing Non-ASCII Character Strings with MySQL Servers
Parsing and Managing HTML Documents
Configuring and Sending Out Emails
Image and Picture Processing
Managing ZIP Archive Files
Managing PHP Engine and Modules on macOS
Managing PHP Engine and Modules on CentOS
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