PHP - Simple CSV Export Script - Encoding Issues

Following situation:

there is an existing simple php-script.

the php script is reading data from a mssql server via odbc.

the server has as operation system debian.

the php-cli is used to run the php-script.

the php script is writing a csv file.

In the database are czech characters for example:


in the csv-files i get allways:


i think there is something with encoding, but i didnt know how to solve the encoding stuff.

i tried a lot with iconv and mb_convert_encoding. i think the issue is, because the csv is not utf8...

the job is to do remote on our system.

Skills: PHP, MySQL, Software Architecture, Shell Script, Linux

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Hello. Ok, I am ready to fix it right now. Please ping me to discuss. Let' s make it happen. Regards.

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Hi, I can do this for you. let me try. Please note that I can not use TeamViewer for connecting to your system and AnyDesk is my favorite. Regards, Webprof.

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