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Date strings characters with accents in French getting mangled

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Hello all. Thank you in advance for your help.

I am making a bilingual website in French and English using ProcessWire. It's my first time doing a multi-language site.

I am storing a date object with ProcessWire in the database using the date field and retrieving it in PHP. 

I am detecting the language that the user is viewing the site in and then setting the PHP locale like this in a PHP object called $strings:

setlocale(LC_ALL, ($is_english ? 'en_US' : 'fr_FR'));

Then when I am getting the date, I am doing this:

$formatted_date = strftime($strings['date_format'], $page->date);

The characters with accents (like décembre) are getting mangled. Am I doing something wrong? I haven't been able to figure it out. When the client adds French characters in the TinyMCE or other fields, they are not mangled, which leads me to believe I may be doing something incorrectly with the above code.

Is there an optimal way of retrieving dates in different languages for multi-lingual ProcessWire sites?

Thanks!

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Hi tinacious,

Does wrapping your call to strftime() in utf8_encode() fix this for you?  Like this...

$formatted_date = utf8_encode(strftime($strings['date_format'], $page->date));
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Hi tinacious,

Does wrapping your call to strftime() in utf8_encode() fix this for you?  Like this...

$formatted_date = utf8_encode(strftime($strings['date_format'], $page->date));

Thanks for the reply but that just mangles it further, adding 2 additional mangled characters.

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@tinacious:

what do you get when you try:

setlocale(LC_ALL, ($is_english ? 'en_US' : 'fr_FR.UTF-8'));
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