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Notable PHP package: portable ascii

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Updated on: 2019-10-23

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Some applications need to use text that must use only ASCII characters, thus not have any letters with accents or cedillas for instance.

This package can manipulate text strings with any text so it can convert them to ASCII based text without any PHP extensions, like mb_string or iconv.

Read this article to learn more details about how this notable PHP package works.


 



The package portable ascii is one of the few PHP packages that was considered notable recently because it does something that is worth paying attention.

The basic purpose is: Manipulate text strings without special extensions

Here follows in more detail what it does:

This package can manipulate text strings without special extensions.

It provides several text manipulation functions that are based on pure PHP code, so they do not use extensions like mb_string or iconv. Currently it can:

- Convert strings to only use ASCII characters by mapping characters that are similar but without accents and cedillas.
- Get an array for replacing characters in a string to ASCII for different languages
- Check of a string only contains ASCII characters
- Normalize a string with special characters created by Microsoft Word.
- Normalize a string with white space characters
- Convert strings of file names to use only ASCII characters
- Transliterate text strings use only equivalent ASCII characters

Notable PHP packages can be often considered innovative. If this package is also innovative, it can be nominated to the PHP Innovation Award and the author may win prizes and recognition for sharing innovative packages.

If you also developed your own notable or innovative packages consider sharing them, so you can also earn more visibility for your package.



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