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  Why PHP 5 Rocks!
Subject:   Unfortunately, PHP5 sucks no less than PHP4
Date:   2004-07-17 00:25:33
From:   trachtenberga
Response to: Unfortunately, PHP5 sucks no less than PHP4

Actually, as of PHP 5, iconv is now enabled by default. That's one of the few new things I didn't mention in my article.

And, yes, the hoops are larger when you're mixing non-Western character sets. But what are you going to do?

I'm sure if you were to produce a patch, the PHP community would gladly accept it. After all, two of the key developers of PHP are from Israel, and I know Hebrew isn't easily represented in ASCII.