mixed str_word_count(string $string[, int $format = 0, string $charlist])
Counts the number of words inside
string. If the optional
format is not specified, then the return value will be an integer representing the number of words found. In the event the
format is specified, the return value will be an array, content of which is dependent on the
format. The possible value for the
format and the resultant outputs are listed below.
For the purpose of this function, 'word' is defined as a locale dependent string containing alphabetic characters, which also may contain, but not start with "'" and "-" characters.
Returns an array or an integer, depending on the
- string $string: The string
- int $format [ = 0]: Specify the return value of this function. The current supported values are: 0 - returns the number of words found 1 - returns an array containing all the words found inside the
string2 - returns an associative array, where the key is the numeric position of the word inside the
stringand the value is the actual word itself
- string $charlist: A list of additional characters which will be considered as 'word'
Example #1 A str_word_count() example
$str = "Hello fri3nd, you're
looking good today!";
print_r(str_word_count($str, 1, 'àáãç3'));
The above example will output:
Array (  => Hello  => fri  => nd  => you're  => looking  => good  => today ) Array (  => Hello  => fri  => nd  => you're  => looking  => good  => today ) Array (  => Hello  => fri3nd  => you're  => looking  => good  => today ) 7
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