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Bug #47146 htmlentities function doesn't convert german umlauts correctly
Submitted: 2009-01-19 11:03 UTC Modified: 2009-01-27 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.9
Reproduced:10 of 10 (100.0%)
Same Version:4 (40.0%)
Same OS:2 (20.0%)
From: teiseller at gmx dot de Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 5.2.8 OS: Windows XP SP2
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-01-19 11:03 UTC] teiseller at gmx dot de
the function htmlentities($string) does not convert german umlauts to the coresponding html entity. For example, an "?" is convertet into "ü" instead of ü.

Reproduce code:
just perform the htmlentities function on any string containing a german umlaut, e.g. ?    ?     ?

Expected result:
it should return the string with the following substitutes:

? --->  ä          
? --->  ü
? --->  ö
? --->  Ä          
? --->  Ü
? --->  Ö

Actual result:
it returns cryptic chars for these characters, like "ü" (without the "")


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 [2009-01-19 12:33 UTC]
What if you pass the correct charset in use to the function?
(see for more)
 [2009-01-21 10:37 UTC] teiseler at gmx dot de
Thanks, that worked. But in this case, there is still an error either with the documentation or the function.
The Documentation sais:
"Presently, the ISO-8859-1 character set is used as the default". But all I did was to specify this exact charset:

$settings["sitetitle"] = htmlentities($_POST["SITETITLE"], ENT_COMPAT, "ISO8859-1");

this should be the default settings for the function (at leaste the documentation states so).
 [2009-01-27 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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