PHP 7.1.18 Released

mb_strwidth

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6, PHP 5)

mb_strwidthReturn width of string

Description

int mb_strwidth ( string $str [, string $encoding ] )

Returns the width of string str.

Multi-byte characters are usually twice the width of single byte characters.

Characters width
Chars Width
U+0000 - U+0019 0
U+0020 - U+1FFF 1
U+2000 - U+FF60 2
U+FF61 - U+FF9F 1
U+FFA0 - 2

Parameters

str

The string being decoded.

encoding

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

Return Values

The width of string str.

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Anonymous
10 years ago
Note: mb_strwidth is NOT returning bytes.  It's returning the width of monotype characters.  (In some languages, some characters will take up 2 character widths if displayed in monotype.)
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Adam Altman
4 years ago
Important, if you're looking to trim/cut/truncate a string so that it will fit a certain byte size (for example to fit in a database field), look at:  mb_strcut()
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