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utf8_encode = lambda t: unicode(t).encode()
(PHP 4, PHP 5)
utf8_encode — Encodes an ISO-8859-1 string to UTF-8
string utf8_encode ( string $data )
This function encodes the string data to UTF-8, and returns the encoded version. UTF-8 is a standard mechanism used by Unicode for encoding wide character values into a byte stream. UTF-8 is transparent to plain ASCII characters, is self-synchronized (meaning it is possible for a program to figure out where in the bytestream characters start) and can be used with normal string comparison functions for sorting and such. PHP encodes UTF-8 characters in up to four bytes, like this:
Each b represents a bit that can be used to store character data.
Returns the UTF-8 translation of data .