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PHP | ctype_print() Function

PHP ctype_print() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP ctype_print() Function.

The PHP ctype_print() function checks if all of the character in the given string, text, are printable.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

ctype_print ( $text );

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


The tested string.

Return Value

This built-in PHP function returns true if all the characters in the text creates an output (including blanks). It returns false if the text holds control characters or characters that doesn't have any output or control function at all.


Try out the below example -

   $strings = array('asdf\n\r\t', 'k211', "fooo#int%@");
   foreach ($strings as $test) {
      if (ctype_print($test)) {
         echo "$test consists of all printable characters. \n";
      }else {
         echo "$test does not have all printable characters. \n";


When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

asdf\n\r\t consists of all printable characters.
k211 consists of all printable characters.
fooo#int%@ consists of all printable characters.

Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the PHP ctype_punct() Function.

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