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Request #22487 wordwrap removes space at break, could be optional?
Submitted: 2003-03-01 05:52 UTC Modified: 2017-11-05 04:22 UTC
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 [2003-03-01 05:52 UTC] mikael at whip3 dot net
The function wordwrap removes on space character if a break occurs between two words. This is not always desired behavior.

For example:

echo wordwrap('abc abc abc    abc', 13, 'X', 1);

Note: 4 spaces between last pair

Results in:
abc abc abc  X abc

Two spaces left before the break and one after. One space gets removed. The same happens if we only have one space where a line break occurres, leaving us with only a line break between the words.

/ mikael


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 [2011-05-03 08:57 UTC] breiteseite1337 at gmail dot com
I fully agree with mikael. An optional parameter which controls this behaviour would be very useful.

For example: You create a ics/ical file and you want to break after 75 characters (

wordwrap could make that easy. But it may remove spaces. So your links may break and words may get unintentionally concatenated.

So a extra parameter makes sense in my opinion.


P.S.: a workaround for the above-mentioned problem is to replace the whitespace character with an extra symbol (e.g. '^'), wordwrap() and replace the extra symbol back to a whitespace.
 [2014-03-11 13:19 UTC]
-Package: Feature/Change Request +Package: *General Issues
 [2014-03-11 13:19 UTC]
This would accomplish what you want without using `wordwrap()`.

echo join("X", str_split($str, 13));
 [2017-10-24 02:23 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Operating System: Windows XP +Operating System: * -PHP Version: 4.3.0 +PHP Version: *
 [2017-10-24 02:24 UTC]
Is this still an issue with PHP7+?
 [2017-11-05 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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