mPDF accepts UTF-8 encoded text by default for all functions.
You can use the following to allow you to write html code encoded in other than utf-8 (in functions like WriteHTML()):
If $allow_charset_conversion is TRUE mPDF will also read the charset from the HTML header if present e.g.
Alternatively, you could convert the html to utf-8 encoding before passing it to mPDF, using any one of the PHP functions:
- `utf8_encode($ansi_encoded_html)` // only converts ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8
- `iconv('windows-1252', 'UTF-8', $ansi_encoded_html)`
- `mb_convert_encoding($ansi_encoded_html, 'UTF-8', 'windows-1252') `
Note the different order of the parameters, and the different codepage names used by the different functions. The codepage names recongnised vary from platform to platform, and your PHP configuration.
A list of codepages recognised by iconv() can be found at http://www.gnu.org/software/libiconv/
In PHP5 you can list the codepages recognised by mb_ functions using mb_list_encodings().
Also note that each function has different ways of failing if illegal characters are encountered.