How to read a file in php wrappers as utf-16?

by darrion.kuhn , in category: PHP General , 2 months ago

How to read a file in php wrappers as utf-16?

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by lizzie , 2 months ago

@darrion.kuhn 

To read a file in PHP using utf-16 encoding, you can use the fopen and fread functions along with the utf8_encode function to convert it to utf-8.


Here's an example code that demonstrates reading a utf-16 encoded file:

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$filename = 'path/to/file.txt';

// Open the file with 'rb' (read in binary) option
$file = fopen($filename, 'rb');

// Read the entire file content
$content = fread($file, filesize($filename));

// Close the file
fclose($file);

// Convert utf-16 to utf-8
$content = utf8_encode($content);

// Output the content
echo $content;


Make sure to replace 'path/to/file.txt' with the actual path to your file.


Note that this code assumes the file is encoded in utf-16 little endian byte order, which is the most common encoding. However, if your file is encoded in utf-16 big endian byte order, you would need to use the utf16be_encode function instead of utf8_encode.