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PHP | similar_text() Function

PHP similar_text() 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 similar_text() Function.

The PHP similar_text() Function calculates the similarity between two strings and then returns the number of matching characters in the two strings.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

int similar_text ( string $first , string $second [, float &$percent ] )

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


It contains the information about the first string



It contains the information about the second string



By passing a reference as third argument, similar_text() will calculate the similarity in percent for you

Return Value

This built-in function returns the number of matching characters between both strings.


Try out the example below -

   echo similar_text("code","coders");


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


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

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