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Bug #49231 iconv doesn't handle iso-8859-15 well
Submitted: 2009-08-12 10:30 UTC Modified: 2009-08-13 08:47 UTC
From: jochem dot blok at fasterforward dot nl Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: ICONV related
PHP Version: 5.2.10 OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-08-12 10:30 UTC] jochem dot blok at fasterforward dot nl
iconv doenst handle iso-8859-15 well. See The reproduce code gives ? and that should be ?. Its seems that iconv converts to ISO-8859-1

Reproduce code:
echo iconv('utf-8','ISO-8859-15',html_entity_decode(utf8_encode('€'),null, 'UTF-8'));

Expected result:

Actual result:


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 [2009-08-12 11:37 UTC] sjoerd-php at linuxonly dot nl
Thank you for your bug report.

I was unable to reproduce the problem. Are you sure that PHP outputs the wrong character? It could be the tool you use to view the output has a problem displaying the euro character. Try the following code:

echo bin2hex(iconv('utf-8','ISO-8859-15', html_entity_decode('€', null, 'UTF-8'))); // should output a4.
 [2009-08-12 11:45 UTC] jochem dot blok at fasterforward dot nl
When I try this: 

header('content-type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-15');
echo iconv('utf-8','ISO-8859-15',html_entity_decode(utf8_encode('&euro;'),ENT_QUOTES, 'UTF-8'))

It works in a browser. Debugging in Zend Studio gives the wrong character. It seems that Zend Studio uses the editor encoding or something like that. When I change the encoding (under Desktop) to ISO-8859-15 it works!

Your snippet also gives a4, which is correct in both the browser and Zend Studio.

It seems to be an Zend Studio issue :) Thanks for pointing me to the solution.
 [2009-08-13 08:47 UTC]
And as it's not PHP bug -> bogus. :)
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