count_characters

count_characters

This is used to count the number of characters in a variable.

Parameter PositionTypeRequiredDefaultDescription
1booleanNofalseThis determines whether or not to include whitespace characters in the count.

Example 5-4. count_characters

<?php

$smarty
->assign('articleTitle''Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures.');

?>

Where template is:

{$articleTitle}
{$articleTitle|count_characters}
{$articleTitle|count_characters:true}

This will output:

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures.
29
33

See also count_words, count_sentences and count_paragraphs.

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