to_charset is used to transcode a string from the internal charset to a given charset. This is the exact opposite of the from_charset modifier.

Parameter Position Type Required Possible Values Default Description
1 string No ISO-8859-1, UTF-8, and any character set supported by mb_convert_encoding() ISO-8859-1 The charset encoding the value is supposed to be encoded to


Charset encoding should be handled by the application itself. This modifier should only be used in cases where the application cannot anticipate that a certain string is required in another encoding.

See also Charset Enconding, from_charset modifier.