[pmwiki-users] UTF-8 support and mbstrings
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Jun 7 11:03:20 CDT 2006
On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 05:48:03PM +0300, Athan wrote:
> > But all of this needs to be on a switch of some sort; we don't want to
> > be calling utf8tolower() for sites that aren't running utf8, nor do
> > we want to give them the execution overhead of unnecessary calls to
> > convert things to lowercase.
> Yeah you're right.
> Personally I could use a single byte encoding (8859-7 for Greek) instead
> utf8, it worked great with pmwiki when tried. But I think that utf8 is the
> "right thing". Unfortunately Zend did nothing to support unicode in php5,
> now they say v6 will fix that. Who knows...
Having dealt with Unicode and utf-8 a fair bit in several environments, I
wouldn't hold my breath for this. :-) However, I completely agree that
going with utf-8 is a better overall alternative to using a single-byte
charset and encoding.
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