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Replace Special Characters with their HTML Entity

This simple PHP function replaces any special characters with their corresponding HTML Entity. One could also make use of the htmlentities function build into PHP.   ©£®½™
4 April 2017 - 10:00
Downloads: 143
Category: PHP
Replace Special Characters with their HTML Entity
Overview

This simple PHP function replaces any special characters with their corresponding HTML Entity. One could also make use of the htmlentities function build into PHP.

PHP Code:
<?php
//#################################################################
// CHARACTER TO HTML ENTITY
//#################################################################
function characterToHTMLEntity($str)
{
	$search = array('&', '<', '>', '€', '‘', '’', '“', '”', '–', '—', '¡', '¢','£', '¤', '¥', '¦', '§', '¨', '©', 'ª', '«', '¬', '®', '¯', '°', '±', '²', '³', '´', 'µ', '¶', '·', '¸', '¹', 'º', '»', '¼', '½', '¾', '¿', 'À', 'Á', 'Â', 'Ã', 'Ä', 'Å', 'Æ', 'Ç', 'È', 'É', 'Ê', 'Ë', 'Ì', 'Í', 'Î', 'Ï', 'Ð', 'Ñ', 'Ò', 'Ó', 'Ô', 'Õ', 'Ö', '×', 'Ø', 'Ù', 'Ú', 'Û', 'Ü', 'Ý', 'Þ', 'ß', 'à', 'á', 'â', 'ã','ä', 'å', 'æ', 'ç', 'è', 'é', 'ê', 'ë', 'ì', 'í', 'î', 'ï', 'ð', 'ñ', 'ò', 'ó', 'ô', 'õ', 'ö', '÷', 'ø', 'ù', 'ú', 'û', 'ü', 'ý', 'þ', 'ÿ','Œ', 'œ', '‚', '„', '…', '™', '•', '˜');

	$replace  = array('&amp;', '&lt;', '&gt;', '&euro;', '&lsquo;', '&rsquo;', '&ldquo;','&rdquo;', '&ndash;', '&mdash;', '&iexcl;','&cent;', '&pound;', '&curren;', '&yen;', '&brvbar;', '&sect;', '&uml;', '&copy;', '&ordf;', '&laquo;', '&not;', '&reg;', '&macr;', '&deg;', '&plusmn;', '&sup2;', '&sup3;', '&acute;', '&micro;', '&para;', '&middot;', '&cedil;', '&sup1;', '&ordm;', '&raquo;', '&frac14;', '&frac12;', '&frac34;', '&iquest;', '&Agrave;', '&Aacute;', '&Acirc;', '&Atilde;', '&Auml;', '&Aring;', '&AElig;', '&Ccedil;', '&Egrave;', '&Eacute;', '&Ecirc;', '&Euml;', '&Igrave;', '&Iacute;', '&Icirc;', '&Iuml;', '&ETH;', '&Ntilde;', '&Ograve;', '&Oacute;', '&Ocirc;', '&Otilde;', '&Ouml;', '&times;', '&Oslash;', '&Ugrave;', '&Uacute;', '&Ucirc;', '&Uuml;', '&Yacute;', '&THORN;', '&szlig;', '&agrave;', '&aacute;', '&acirc;', '&atilde;', '&auml;', '&aring;', '&aelig;', '&ccedil;', '&egrave;', '&eacute;','&ecirc;', '&euml;', '&igrave;', '&iacute;', '&icirc;', '&iuml;', '&eth;', '&ntilde;', '&ograve;', '&oacute;', '&ocirc;', '&otilde;', '&ouml;', '&divide;','&oslash;', '&ugrave;', '&uacute;', '&ucirc;', '&uuml;', '&yacute;', '&thorn;', '&yuml;', '&OElig;', '&oelig;', '&sbquo;', '&bdquo;', '&hellip;', '&trade;', '&bull;', '&asymp;');

	//REPLACE VALUES
	$str = str_replace($search, $replace, $str);

	//RETURN FORMATED STRING
	return $str;
}
?>