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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6, PHP 5)

mb_encode_numericentity --  Encode character to HTML numeric string reference


string mb_encode_numericentity ( string str, array convmap [, string encoding] )

mb_encode_numericentity() converts specified character codes in string str from HTML numeric character reference to character code. It returns converted string.

convmap is array specifies code area to convert.

encoding is character encoding.

Example 1. convmap example

$convmap = array (
 int start_code1, int end_code1, int offset1, int mask1,
 int start_code2, int end_code2, int offset2, int mask2,
 int start_codeN, int end_codeN, int offsetN, int maskN );
// Specify Unicode value for start_codeN and end_codeN
// Add offsetN to value and take bit-wise 'AND' with maskN, then
// it converts value to numeric string reference.

Example 2. mb_encode_numericentity() example

/* Convert Left side of ISO-8859-1 to HTML numeric character reference */
$convmap = array(0x80, 0xff, 0, 0xff);
$str = mb_encode_numericentity($str, $convmap, "ISO-8859-1");

/* Convert user defined SJIS-win code in block 95-104 to numeric
   string reference */
$convmap = array(
       0xe000, 0xe03e, 0x1040, 0xffff,
       0xe03f, 0xe0bb, 0x1041, 0xffff,
       0xe0bc, 0xe0fa, 0x1084, 0xffff,
       0xe0fb, 0xe177, 0x1085, 0xffff,
       0xe178, 0xe1b6, 0x10c8, 0xffff,
       0xe1b7, 0xe233, 0x10c9, 0xffff,
       0xe234, 0xe272, 0x110c, 0xffff,
       0xe273, 0xe2ef, 0x110d, 0xffff,
       0xe2f0, 0xe32e, 0x1150, 0xffff,
       0xe32f, 0xe3ab, 0x1151, 0xffff );
$str = mb_encode_numericentity($str, $convmap, "sjis-win");

See also mb_decode_numericentity().

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006