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from_charset is used to transcode a string from a given charset to the internal charset. This is the exact opposite of the to_charset modifier.


Parameter Position Type Required Possible Values Default Description
1 string No ISO-8859-1, UTF-8, and any character set supported by mb_convert_encoding() ISO-8859-1 The charset encoding the value is supposed to be decoded from


Charset encoding should be handled by the application itself. This modifier should only be used in cases where the application cannot anticipate that a certain string is required in another encoding.

See also Charset Encoding, to_charset modifier.