You don't understand, I'm not talking about the web pages being served, I'm talking about connecting to, for example, Allociné to download the page containing the information on a movie.  Since PHP identifies itself as supporting UTF-8, the remote Apaches serves the page in UTF8.

With regards to the database, after upgrading to a UTF8 mysql, I had all sorts of problems, so I downgraded to the old mysql, exported all the databases, re-upgraded, ran the scripts through a conversion tool (iconv), than I had to change the sizes of certain fields, because they were too large for mysql to accept, and I think that was everything, but there may have been some hand-editing of the SQL

On Sat, 2006-05-27 at 14:17 +0200, Andreas Goetz wrote:
2) PHP doesn't 'download' pages in UTF8 format. This depends on what Apache
tells the client it's serving and
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