rm wrote:
> php3.x
> We have a large number of people submitting a large
> number of docs...I'm having a problem with some docs
> coming through with high ascii characters in the text,
> apparently the dbm database we're using chokes on some
> high ascii chars.  I need to eliminate characters in
> the text from 122 to 255.  I can't seem to find a
> simple way to do this....I have a routine, it works
> but it takes too long, something like;
> for ($i=122; $i<256; $i++){
> $textline=str_replace(chr($i),'',$textline)
> }
> Anyone know of a better, faster way to filter out
> these high ASCII characters


    Your best option is probably GNU Recode (see the PHP manual and 

    It will allow you to convert 8-bit characters to a 7-bit characters 
    quickly and sanely: converting accented characters to their closest 
    logical equivalent.

    Note: The method you chose is surprisingly speedy - it is a good 3-4 
    times faster than most other methods that are similar. However
    your fastest method for removing the offending characters would be to 
    use preg_replace() - it should be about 4 times faster than the method 
    you chose.



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