The importance of putty session encoding

Encoding issues can be very nifty to solve. I recently came across an issue I never thought actively about before. I set up a new SFTP account through putty and changed the password to something with an umlaut. My putty session used to be in ISO-8859-1:1998 (Latin-1, West Europe) encoding. Now for example setting the…

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Mastering UTF-8 encoding in PHP

Encoding issues can appear in several locations between backend / database and frontend. I’m going to explain each of those locations and how to properly implement a clean encoding throughout your project. What is a multibyte character? A single byte as in its primitive form is a number between 0 and 255, making up a…