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Bug #28495 htmlentities() has no effect
Submitted: 2004-05-23 08:16 UTC Modified: 2004-05-24 01:52 UTC
From: hpaulit at arcor dot de Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *Languages/Translation
PHP Version: 4.3.4 OS: Mac OS X 10.3/10.2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2004-05-23 08:16 UTC] hpaulit at arcor dot de
I have a problem with the function htmlentities().

the function has no effect. Data in = Data out

Please Help me 

Reproduce code:
Here the listing:
$firma=" M?ller & M?der ";
echo "$firma without htmlentities<br>";
echo "$firma with htmlentities";

Expected result:
output on the Website:
M?ller & M?der without htmlentities
M?ller & M?der with htmlentities - 

Output should be: M&uuml;ller &amp; M&auml;der

should be  M?ller & M?der on the website


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 [2004-05-23 15:39 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
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 [2004-05-24 01:52 UTC] hpaulit at arcor dot de
This is not a bug ? what else is a bug ?
I only want to get correct displayed names regardless 
wether solution make this.

$arg="M?ller & M?der";

// $output as result per definition of function 
htmlentities() should be:

M&#252;ller &#38; M&#228;der


M&uuml;ller & M&auml;der 

and nothing else like

M?ller & M?der

Thank You 
Herbert Paulitsch
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