mb_ereg_match

(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

mb_ereg_matchRegular expression match for multibyte string

Description

bool mb_ereg_match ( string $pattern , string $string [, string $option = "msr" ] )

A regular expression match for a multibyte string

Parameters

pattern

The regular expression pattern.

string

The string being evaluated.

option

Return Values

Returns TRUE if string matches the regular expression pattern, FALSE if not.

Notes

Note:

The internal encoding or the character encoding specified by mb_regex_encoding() will be used as the character encoding for this function.

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Anonymous
6 years ago
Note that this function matches a string from the beginning only (though not necessarily till the end):

<?php

$test
= mb_ereg_match("a", "some apples"); // returns false
$test = mb_ereg_match("a", "a kiwi");      // returns true

?>

If you want to check for a match anywhere in the string, use the wild-card & repeat operators .*

<?php

$test
= mb_ereg_match(".*a", "some apples"); // returns true

?>
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patryk dot szczyglowski at gmail dot com
5 years ago
'option' parameter has the same syntax as 'option' parameter from 'mb_regex_set_options' function.
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