When using strip_tags and html_entity_decode with PHPit often breaks and produces annoying diamonds with question marks.
It is probably because of characters like these:
… (looks like 3 dots but it is a single weird character).
’ (looks like a normal apostraphe but it is not)
” (looks like a normal double quote but it is not).
An easy way to sort this out is to copy the above and search in an ASCII table to extend the functional........
**** Warning: can't process font stream, loading font by the name.
Can't find CMap Identity-UTF16-H building a CIDDecoding resource.
Warning: falling back to Identity ordering
**** Error reading a content stream. The page may be incomplete.
**** File did not complete the page properly and may be damaged.
**** This file had errors that were repaired or ignored.
M4A is a weird format, so you have to be creative here is a quick copy of what I did.
Basically you need to convert to .wav to make use of them and thenI converted the resulting .wav into an mp3 (nice small file size and basically universally playable):
sudo apt-get install mpg321 mp3gain faad normalize lame
faad "Voice 002 (copy).m4a"
faad "Voice 002 (copy).m4a"........
This is basically URL decoding to the decimal code but nothing in PHPworks how you'd expect it.
Here are online tools to verify and check your work, it's important when querying databases with non-English characters:
Charat code for PHP:........