Base Desire Base Desire - 7 months ago 150
PHP Question

html_entity_decode in FPDF(using tFPDF extention)

I am using tFPDF to generate a PDF. The php file is UTF-8 encoded.
I want

©
for example, to be output in the pdf as the copyright symbol.

I have tried
iconv
,
html_entity_decode
,
htmlspecialchars_decode
. When I take the string I am trying to decode and hard-code it in to a different file and decode it, it works as expected. So for some reason it is not being output in the PDF. I have tried output buffering. I am using
DejaVuSansCondensed.ttf
(true type fonts).

Link to tFPDF: http://fpdf.org/en/script/script92.php

I am out of ideas. I tried double decoding, I checked everywhere to make sure it was not being encoded anywhere else.

Help!

Answer

you need this:

iconv('UTF-8', 'windows-1252', html_entity_decode($str));

the html_entity_decode decodes the html entities. but due to any reason you must convert it to utf8 with iconv. i suppose this is a fpdf-secret... cause in normal browser view it is displayed correctly.