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Re: [tlug] Doing kanji and stuff in email headers

On Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:43:51 +0900, Brian Chandler
<> wrote:

> Name in to header: '=?UTF-8?B?'.base64_encode($name).'?='
> But I'm concerned that if I do this where it isn't necessary, some "spam 
> filter" will not like it; so I wonder
> o What's the neatest way to decide if it's necessary? OR
> o Can I after all just use UTF-8 because it's ok nowadays?

The way I always used to go about it is as follows:

$ascii_name = iconv('UTF-8','US-ASCII',$name);
// this will return FALSE if $name cannot be converted to US-ASCII
if ( $ascii_name === FALSE ) {
	// do your conversion thing here
else {
	// just use $name as is

Godwin Stewart <>

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