In the "PHP Cookbook", they say (p.589) that to properly set the char encoding of outgoing data to utf-8 it is necessary to edit the
default_encoding configuration to utf-8.
However, I cannot find this configuration in
php.ini. Should I simply add a line that would say
default_encoding = "utf-8"?
I do have a
;default_charset = "iso-8859-1" . As you can see (
;), right now it is not activated. Should I remove the semi-colon and set it to
"utf-8"? Does that take care of the default encoding?
I also found other encoding directives that I don't know what to do about:
[iconv] ;iconv.input_encoding = ISO-8859-1 ;iconv.internal_encoding = ISO-8859-1 ;iconv.output_encoding = ISO-8859-1 ... ; http://php.net/exif.encode-unicode ;exif.encode_unicode = ISO-8859-15 ... ;mssql.charset = "ISO-8859-1" ... ;exif.encode_unicode = ISO-8859-15
Is there any reason why I shouldn't simply replace them all with