Usually while we extract information from other websites, character encoding might not correct. For example, j-jis.com is encoded with Shift-JIS. Therefore if your MySQL charset is UTF-8, it causes incorrect information. To handle the changing of character encoding, we can use
iconv in PHP.
$url = "http://j-jis.com/"; $html = file_get_contents($url); $html = preg_replace("/rn|n|t/", "", $html); //remove unwanted characters $html = iconv("Shift_JIS","UTF-8",$html); //convert encoding echo $html;