(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5, PHP 7)
str_word_count — Return information about words used in a string
$format= 0 [, string
$charlist]] ) : mixed
Counts the number of words inside
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.
Specify the return value of this function. The current supported values are:
stringand the value is the actual word itself
A list of additional characters which will be considered as 'word'
Returns an array or an integer, depending on the
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