what encoding this is?

can anyone tell me what encoding is applied on the chinese character, so that chinese characters are converted into this code or text and stored in mysql database :


original chinese characters which are displayed in web page :


on the web page there is a header function is used to make standard chinese chars as follow:

header('Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8'); 


2 Answers

When you decode


as UTF-8, and encode as CP-1252, then you get


When you decode the above as UTF-8 and encode as CP-1252 once again, then you get


That’s what here is happening.

It is Unicode character set (code points) encoded as UTF-8.

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