View Full Version : "ã©" instead of "é" When preparing reports in PDF using PHP MySQL and PDF

06-24-2010, 09:03 PM
I have a web application that uses Mysql database and has been developed in PHP. When displaying the text from the database in HTML format, the french accents are ok, but now I need to develop the reports in PDF and when displaying the texts in PDF, the accents show different characters. The following is the HTML output: "été crédités"
and this is in PDF: "été crédités".

I am receiving the text to display in a $_SESSION variable

This is the code that I am using to create the PDF:


include "rinclude/Session.php"; // sesion time control

$pdf=new FPDF('P','mm','Letter');


I think that is because the character set, but I do not know how to add the character set to the PDF.

Thank you for your help.

09-22-2010, 06:55 PM

I guess you could figure out that problem. I had the same and I could make it work using: html_entity_decode from PHP.

check here: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.html-entity-decode.php