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4.3. Accessing Individual Characters

The strlen( ) function returns the number of characters in a string:

$string = 'Hello, world';
$length = strlen($string);             // $length is 12

You can use array syntax (discussed in detail in Chapter 5) on a string, to address individual characters:

$string = 'Hello';
for ($i=0; $i < strlen($string); $i++) {
  printf("The %dth character is %s\n", $i, $string[$i]);
The 0th character is H
The 1th character is e
The 2th character is l
The 3th character is l
The 4th character is o

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