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PHP Tips : converting legacy content into UTF-8

Today, we have encoding problems with legacy apps written in PHP. After some discussions and some googlings, I found this interesting post :
You can read in it : Latin1 on the inside, utf-8 on the outsideEmbed utf-8 within latin1I copied-pasted just a few lines of code :
// declare that the output will be in utf-8 header("Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8"); // open an output buffer, capturing all output ob_start('output_handler'); // when the script ends, the buffer is piped through this functions, encoding it from latin1 to utf-8 function output_handler($buffer) { return utf8_encode($buffer); }