utf-8,xampp and chtml

I have problem with greek characters and chtml-CActiveForm classess.

For example I write

<?php echo $form->labelEx($model,utf8_encode('τιτλε')); ?>

and there is ���������� -if I write

echo 'τιτλε'

is ok.

I use xampp 1.7.2.I also write chtml::encode().

What is wrong?

I haven’t tried this myself but was wondering if you’re trying to encode a string that is already UTF-8?

A simple function like this may help:

function fixEncoding($x){


    return $x;


    return utf8_encode($x);




can you solve your problem

if yes,please say how?


you can also use utf-8 meta tag in page head section, i think this resolve your issues.

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">

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you can also use CHtml::encode(value);

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