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IntlChar::chrReturn Unicode character by code point value


public static IntlChar::chr(int|string $codepoint): ?string

Returns a string containing the character specified by the Unicode code point value.

This function complements IntlChar::ord().



The int codepoint value (e.g. 0x2603 for U+2603 SNOWMAN), or the character encoded as a UTF-8 string (e.g. "\u{2603}")

Return Values

A string containing the single character specified by the Unicode code point value, or null on failure.


Example #1 Testing different code points

= ["A", 63, 123, 9731];
foreach (
$values as $value) {

The above example will output:

string(1) "A"
string(1) "?"
string(1) "{"
string(3) "☃"

See Also

  • IntlChar::ord() - Return Unicode code point value of character
  • mb_chr() - Return character by Unicode code point value
  • chr() - Generate a single-byte string from a number

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