Sunday, November 15, 2020

PHP | ctype_print() Function

PHP ctype_print() Function

Hello dear readers! welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the PHP ctype_print() Function.

The PHP ctype_print() function checks if all the characters in the provided string, text, are printable.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

ctype_print ( $text );

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Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


The tested string.

Return Value

This function returns TRUE if every character in the text will actually create output (including blanks). It returns FALSE if the text contains control characters or characters that does not 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.

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

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