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Joomla Troubleshooter. How to deal with “Deprecated function iconv_set_encoding()” error

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This tutorial will show you how to deal with ‘iconv_set_encoding()’ error during Joomla installation in php 5.6 environment.

Joomla Troubleshooter. How to deal with “Deprecated function iconv_set_encoding()” error

The error may look like the following:

Joomla_Ho_to_deal_with_iconv_set_encoding_error_while_Joomla_installation_in_php_5_6_1

Deprecated: iconv_set_encoding(): Use of iconv.internal_encoding is deprecated in public_html\joomla\libraries\joomla\string\string.php on line 27

Deprecated: iconv_set_encoding(): Use of iconv.input_encoding is deprecated in public_html\joomla\libraries\joomla\string\string.php on line 28

Deprecated: iconv_set_encoding(): Use of iconv.output_encoding is deprecated in public_html\joomla\libraries\joomla\string\string.php on line 29

Let’s see how to deal with this issue.

  1. Open the file string.php in ‘public_html\joomla\libraries\joomla\string\’ directory. Go to the line 27.

  2. Now change the lines below:

    if (function_exists('iconv'))
    {
    // These are settings that can be set inside code
    iconv_set_encoding("internal_encoding", "UTF-8");
    iconv_set_encoding("input_encoding", "UTF-8");
    iconv_set_encoding("output_encoding", "UTF-8");
    }
  3. to the following:

    if (function_exists('iconv') && PHP_VERSION_ID < 50600)
    {
    // These are settings that can be set inside code
    iconv_set_encoding("internal_encoding", "UTF-8");
    iconv_set_encoding("input_encoding", "UTF-8");
    iconv_set_encoding("output_encoding", "UTF-8");
    }
    elseif (PHP_VERSION_ID >= 50600)
    {
    ini_set("default_charset", "UTF-8");
    }

This should resolve the problem and let you proceed to the next level during Joomla installation:

Joomla_Ho_to_deal_with_iconv_set_encoding_error_while_Joomla_installation_in_php_5_6_2

Feel free to check the detailed video tutorial below:

Joomla Troubleshooter. How to deal with “Deprecated function iconv_set_encoding()” error

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  • Sohrab Abedini

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    works like charm

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    Thanks! It worked! xD

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    Gracias. Solucionado.

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