PHP and Multibyte

ever messed around with umlauts or other non [a-z] letters? it's quite horrible. for the german speaking region there are mainly two encoding types: iso8859-1 and utf-8. the former encodes each letter with one byte by extending old 7-bit ascii with 127 more letters, amongst others also umlauts. utf-8 includes up to 32,640 more letters […]