Understanding encoding is all fine and good, but there are many gotchas involved in actually building a complex system consisting of many moving parts that uses anything but ASCII characters. This article shows how to get a PHP web application with a MySQL database set up to handle UTF-8 data front to back and explains common pitfalls.
Tags: character-sets, computer-programming, computers, encoding, languages, mysql, php, unicode, and utf-8
Creator(s): David Zentgraf (http://stackoverflow.com/users/476/deceze)
Publication Date: 2014, Jan 13th