mb_strpos

(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6, PHP 5)

mb_strposFind position of first occurrence of string in a string

Description

int mb_strpos ( string $haystack , string $needle [, int $offset = 0 [, string $encoding = mb_internal_encoding() ]] )

Finds position of the first occurrence of a string in a string.

Performs a multi-byte safe strpos() operation based on number of characters. The first character's position is 0, the second character position is 1, and so on.

Parameters

haystack

The string being checked.

needle

The string to find in haystack. In contrast with strpos(), numeric values are not applied as the ordinal value of a character.

offset

The search offset. If it is not specified, 0 is used.

encoding

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

Return Values

Returns the numeric position of the first occurrence of needle in the haystack string. If needle is not found, it returns FALSE.

See Also

add a note add a note

User Contributed Notes 3 notes

up
1
stestagg at talk21 dot com
8 years ago
It appears that the $offset value is a character count not a byte count.  (This may seem obvious but it isn't explicitly stated)
up
0
stestagg at talk21 dot com
8 years ago
a sample mb_str_replace function:

function mb_str_replace($haystack, $search,$replace, $offset=0,$encoding='auto'){
    $len_sch=mb_strlen($search,$encoding);
    $len_rep=mb_strlen($replace,$encoding);
   
    while (($offset=mb_strpos($haystack,$search,$offset,$encoding))!==false){
        $haystack=mb_substr($haystack,0,$offset,$encoding)
            .$replace
            .mb_substr($haystack,$offset+$len_sch,1000,$encoding);
        $offset=$offset+$len_rep;
        if ($offset>mb_strlen($haystack,$encoding))break;
    }
    return $haystack;
}
up
-3
stestagg at talk21 dot com
8 years ago
sorry, my previous post had an error.  replace the 1000 with strlen($haystack) to handle strings longer than 1000 chars.

btw. This is an issue with the mbstring functions.  you can't specify the $encoding without specifying a $length, thus this reduces the functionality of mb_substr compared to substr
To Top