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Bug #52568 Weird length in the end of the string
Submitted: 2010-08-09 10:36 UTC Modified: 2013-02-18 00:34 UTC
From: hananassis at walla dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: *Unicode Issues
PHP Version: 5.2.14 OS: CentOS
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-08-09 10:36 UTC] hananassis at walla dot com
For some reason, when you try to cut the string (in hebrew lenguage at least) sometimes you get a wierd box (�) at the end of the string.

the file the database working under UTF-8.

when you test the function at windows-1255 everythings fine.

Test script:
echo "<hr />";
echo trim(substr($string,0,10)).'...';
echo "<hr />";

Expected result:
Not to see the weird box at the end of the string.


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 [2010-08-09 10:38 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2010-08-09 10:38 UTC]
Thank you for this bug report. To properly diagnose the problem, we
need a short but complete example script to be able to reproduce
this bug ourselves. 

A proper reproducing script starts with <?php and ends with ?>,
is max. 10-20 lines long and does not require any external 
resources such as databases, etc. If the script requires a 
database to demonstrate the issue, please make sure it creates 
all necessary tables, stored procedures etc.

Please avoid embedding huge scripts into the report.

 [2012-05-24 12:51 UTC] willem at stuursma dot name
This is because substr() cuts strings at bytes and not at characters, use 
mb_substr() if you want to cut strings at character positions.
 [2013-02-18 00:34 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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