Merlin Morgenstern wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am trying to filter out content that is not ascii. Can I do this with
> regex? For example:
>     $regex = '[AZ][09]';
>     if (preg_match($regex, $text)) {
>         return TRUE;
>     }
>     else {
>         return FALSE;
>     }
> The reason I need to do this is that I am doing a mysql query with the
> text and I need to make sure it is not UTF8. Otherwise I do get
> following error:
> Error:         Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT)
> and (utf8_general_ci,COERCIBLE) for operation '='
> I am new to regex and would be happy for a jump start to get this fixed.
> Best regards, Merlin
You prolly have already been here:

But if not, that site is certainly useful for all things regex.

Sorry I can't be of more help for your specific question.


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