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Bug #36989 unprintable characters in documentation
Submitted: 2006-04-05 22:08 UTC Modified: 2006-04-05 22:59 UTC
From: ijh6lco02 at sneakemail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Website problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Windows XP SP2
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2006-04-05 22:08 UTC] ijh6lco02 at sneakemail dot com
I frequently use (the mirrors provided to me are usually or and both of those share this bug) for function reference when programming. On Windows XP SP2, my web browser is Mozilla Firefox (and I was also able to reproduce this bug in Internet Explorer 6.0). When I go to any of the pages in the documentation (especially in the function list), I see mostly readable text, but there are always some characters that do not print. Instead, I see either a diamond-with-a-question-mark, a question mark, or even Greek and Chinese characters. This is annoying and sometimes it interferes with the meaning of the page (see example).

Reproduce code:
Point Firefox or Internet Explorer 6.0 to
(or    us2)

Expected result:
Reference about the HTTP Functions provided by PHP

Actual result:
XXXIX.HTTP Functions

These functions let you manipulate the output sent back to the remote browser right down to the HTTP protocol level.






header -- Send a raw HTTP header
headers_list -- Returns a list of response headers sent (or ready to send)


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 [2006-04-05 22:46 UTC]
Are you specifically looking for the docs in Chinese?  If not, don't go to the hk manual.  Go to and fix your language preference.
 [2006-04-05 22:59 UTC] ijh6lco02 at sneakemail dot com
I was not looking for the docs in Chinese; I was looking for them in English, but getting odd characters (not necessarily Chinese). Thanks for that link, though; I fixed the problem by explicitly setting my language to English.
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