PHP 5.4.31 Released

mb_regex_encoding

(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

mb_regex_encodingSet/Get character encoding for multibyte regex

Description

mixed mb_regex_encoding ([ string $encoding = mb_regex_encoding() ] )

Set/Get character encoding for a multibyte regex.

Parameters

encoding

The encoding parameter is the character encoding. If it is omitted, the internal character encoding value will be used.

Return Values

If encoding is set, then Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure. In this case, the internal character encoding is NOT changed. If encoding is omitted, then the current character encoding name for a multibyte regex is returned.

Changelog

Version Description
5.6.0 Default encoding is changed to UTF-8. It was EUC-JP Previously.

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php dot net at phor dot net
3 years ago
Beware, mb_regex_encoding does not support the same set of encodings as listed in mb_list_encodings.php

Example:

<?php
mb_internal_encoding
('CP936');
mb_regex_encoding('CP936'); # this line produces an error
?>
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zl at zl dot hu
5 years ago
Return values vary in setting and getting:

<?php
 
echo mb_regex_encoding();
 
// returns encoding name as a string
?>

<?php
 
echo mb_regex_encoding("UTF-8");
 
// returns true (success) of false as a boolean
?>
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Anonymous
5 years ago
To change algo the regex_encodign
<?php
echo "current mb_internal_encoding: ".mb_internal_encoding()."<br />";
echo
"changing mb_internal_encoding to UTF-8<br />";
mb_internal_encoding("UTF-8");
echo
"new mb_internal_encoding: ".mb_internal_encoding()."<br />";

echo
"current mb_regex_encoding: ".mb_regex_encoding()."<br />";
echo
"changing mb_regex_encoding to UTF-8<br />";
mb_regex_encoding('UTF-8');
echo
"new mb_regex_encoding: ".mb_regex_encoding()."<br />";
?>
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