UTF-8 fwrite problem

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I've got a problem with utf-8 strings.

I start with getting a string from a database and when i encode it
utf8Encode($str) and output it to the browser (which has a utf-8
encodig), there is no problem displaying special symbols (like the
euro sign ).

But then i want to creat an xml document and write the following to a

<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\" standalone=\"yes\"?>

But when i open the xml file the special symbols are gone :-S.
I've tried a lot, but can't get it working.

So please help!

BTW: I'm using server with this phpinfo:

Re: UTF-8 fwrite problem

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That is strange... According to the manual it translates an iso8859-1
string to UTF-8. And iso8859-1 doesn't have an euro symbol. Just like
the euro symbol is missing in the charset you posted this in, the ?
above is a 0 char which is illegal in iso8859-1

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Please post an URL to an example. My gues is that the http headers
(which have priority) set the encoding to something else.

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It appears that iconv is installed, sadly enough mstring is missing
(modules aren't loaded it seems).

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