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Decode Unicode strings in PHP
<?php
#source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2934563/how-to-decode-unicode-escape-sequences-like-u00ed-to-proper-utf-8-encoded-char
function replace_unicode_escape_sequence($match) {
return mb_convert_encoding(pack('H*', $match[1]), 'UTF-8', 'UCS-2BE');
}
function unicode_decode($str) {
return preg_replace_callback('/\\\\u([0-9a-f]{4})/i', 'replace_unicode_escape_sequence', $str);
}
$str = unicode_decode('\u00e9');
?>

Nice, really appreciable. Thanks

$str = utf8_decode(unicode_decode('\u00e9'));

nice Thanks for snipped 🗡

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