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mrgoldy
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Re: Characters counter

Post by mrgoldy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 am

It's used by phpBB btw:
https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/blob/mas ... s.php#L115

That's phpBB's utr8_strlen().

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/**
* Return the length (in characters) of a UTF-8 string
* @ignore
*/
function utf8_strlen($text)
{
	return mb_strlen($text, 'utf-8');
}
My main question would be: Do you want to include BBCodes in the character count?
So, should [b]hello[/b] be: 5 or 12?
And should the count be available during posting below/besides the textarea, or only after the post was submitted?
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Re: Characters counter

Post by thevisionisdivine » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:35 pm

3Di wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:35 pm
ViolaF wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:32 pm
of course mb ;)
That's slower/intensive than the others, you should really find a compromise, maybe coding a sort of function instead.
EDIT.
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Re: Characters counter

Post by thevisionisdivine » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:41 pm

posey wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 am
My main question would be: Do you want to include BBCodes in the character count?
So, should [b]hello[/b] be: 5 or 12?
-> 5
posey wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 am
And should the count be available during posting below/besides the textarea, or only after the post was submitted?
-> Both.
During, so any player can see the post length he/she's posting.
After, so I will use it to compute post accuracy to assign points. <--- the value should be visible, under the post, only to administrators.
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