PHP | ctype_punct() Function

PHP ctype_punct() 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_punct() Function.

The PHP ctype_punct() function checks if all the characters in the given string, text, are punctuation character.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

ctype_punct ( $text );

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Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


The tested string.

Return Value

This built-in function returns TRUE if every character in the text is printable, but neither letter, digit or blank, otherwise FALSE.


Try out the below example -

   $strings = array('k211!@!$#', 'foo!#$bar', '*$()');
   foreach ($strings as $test) {
      if (ctype_punct($test)) {
         echo "$test consists of all punctuation. \n";
      }else {
         echo "$test does not have all punctuation. \n";


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

k211!@!$# does not have all punctuation.
foo!#$bar does not have all punctuation.
*$()  consists of all punctuation.

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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_space() Function.

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