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class SimplePie {
	set_output_encoding ( [string $encoding = 'UTF-8'] )

Allows you to override SimplePie's output to match that of your webpage. This is useful for times when your webpages are not being served as UTF-8. This setting will be obeyed by handle_content_type(), and is similar to set_input_encoding().

It should be noted, however, that not all character encodings can support all characters. If your page is being served as ISO-8859-1 and you try to display a Japanese feed, you'll likely see garbled characters. Because of this, it is highly recommended to ensure that your webpages are served as UTF-8.

The number of supported character encodings depends on whether your web host supports mbstring, iconv, or both. See Supported Character Encodings for more information.


  • Available since SimplePie 1.0.
  • Previously existed as output_encoding() since Beta 3.



The character encoding to serve SimplePie's output as.


Override SimplePie's output

$feed = new SimplePie();
echo $feed->get_title();

See Also

reference/simplepie/set_output_encoding.txt · Last modified: 2011/03/06 03:56 (external edit)