Unicode is a MUST

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Subject:Unicode is a MUST
Summary:Unicode is a MUST
Author:Jozef Hribik
Date:2010-01-07 07:07:23
Update:2010-01-07 18:06:35

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Jozef Hribik - 2010-01-07 07:08:39
I am waiting for full unicode support in core of PHP6.

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Manuel Lemos - 2010-01-07 08:12:44 - In reply to message 1 from Jozef Hribik
Maybe 2010 will be PHP 6 year finally, or not, maybe it has the same fate of Perl 6 that never got finished.

My suggestion is for you to not hold your breath for PHP 6 anytime. I may be wrong but the tasks it requires to be finished are not trivial.

If you really need Unicode support, I suggest that you abstract the encoding dependent functionality in a class, like for instance strlen or substr. Then when PHP 6 comes out, replace the class calls with native function calls.

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Jozef Hribik - 2010-01-07 18:06:35 - In reply to message 2 from Manuel Lemos
I already grasp all those necessary tips and tricks to build multilingual PHP applications with UTF-8 encoding, but it is always a nightmare to teach new programmers the correct usage of this know-how. I wish PHP has unicode in core like Java has, and we do not need to use workarrounds.


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