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PHP Convert CSV to UTF-8: Convert a CSV file to have data in UTF-8 encoding

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This class can convert a CSV file to have data in UTF-8 encoding.

It takes the name of a file with data in CSV format, detects the encoding of the text data that it contains and converts it to UTF-8 in case the data is not already in this encoding.

The resulting data can be stored in the same file or another file with a given name.

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Some applications need to process text read from CSV files. Nowadays modern applications handle text encoded using UTF-8.

When the a CSV file that an application needs to process has text that is not encoded using UTF-8, it needs to be converted.

This package can perform this task, so applications do not need to perform additional text encoding conversion.

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Detect file encoding and convert it to UTF-8 without BOM
I am unable to detect file encoding, that needs to be converted



$cv = new convert_csv_to_utf8('csvsimple.csv','csvsimplefixed.csv');



convert CSV file encoding to utf-8


$cv = new convert_csv_to_utf8($file_address,$saveto=false);
  • file_address : csv file address
  • saveto (optional) : save fixed csv file to location . if not set fixed csv file will be replaced with original csv ### return : return converted/true if successfully convert/fixed csv file , return filenotfind/false if file is not exist


$string = convert_csv_to_utf8::convert_to_utf8($string, $encoding);
  • string : your text
  • encoding : your text encoding ### return : return encoded text to utf-8

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Thats a very good and useful class !
5 years ago (Josť Filipe Lopes Santos)