PHP & More

A technical blog about programming in PHP and about technology in general: programming, workarounds and troubleshooting

In the beginning there was ASCII code, which supported the English alphabet. Standard ASCII characters consist of 7 bits, which are not enough to support other languages. Because a byte usually consists of 8 bits, ASCII characters can be extended to characters of the ISO-8859 family. This is not very convenient if you want to …

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