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mb_strlen - Get string length

mb_strlen( string$string, [string|null$encoding = null] ): int

Gets the length of a string.



The string being checked for length.


The encoding parameter is the character encoding. If it is omitted or null, the internal character encoding value will be used.

Return Values

Returns the number of characters in string string having character encoding encoding. A multi-byte character is counted as 1.

Exceptions and Errors

If the encoding is unknown, an error of level E_WARNING is generated.


Version Description
8.0.0 encoding is nullable now.

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