This is relating to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1791082/utf-8-php-and-xml-mysql, which I am still trying to get my head around.
I Have a couple of separate questions that will hopefully help me understand how to resolve the issues I am having.
I am trying to read values from a database and output into a file in UTF-8 format. But I am having encoding issues, so i thought I would strip back all my code ans start with:
$string = "Otivägen"; // then output to a file.
vim i cant even enter the that string, every time I paste it in I get
I tried to create a blank PHP file with only that string and upload it, but when I
cat the file again I get
My questions are ...
1) Why is `vim` displaying it like this? 2) If the file is downloaded would it display correctly if an application was expecting UTF-8? 3) How can I output this string into a file that will eventually be an XML file in UTF-8 encoding.
My understanding of encoding is limited at the moment, and I am trying to understand it.