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Bug #28348 str_pad counts unicode characters as two
Submitted: 2004-05-10 13:19 UTC Modified: 2004-05-10 15:54 UTC
From: shy at weblab dot pt Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Output Control
PHP Version: 4.3.4 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-05-10 13:19 UTC] shy at weblab dot pt
In a utf-8 encoded page str_pad counts 8-bit characters 
as two.

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 [2004-05-10 15:54 UTC]
In general, PHP is not Unicode savvy. You should use 
something like mb_strlen() to discover the length of 
your string and do the math yourself to create the 
correctly padded string. i.e.

str_repeat('.', max(0, 10 - mb_strlen('Nao')));
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