On 18 May 2010 13:43, Ashley Sheridan <a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk> wrote: > > On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 13:46 +0200, Peter Lind wrote: > > On 18 May 2010 13:32, Ashley Sheridan <a...@ashleysheridan.co.uk> wrote: > > > > On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 13:09 +0200, Peter Lind wrote: > > > > On 18 May 2010 12:35, Andre Polykanine <an...@oire.org> wrote: > > > Hello Peter, > > > > > > Hm... I see I need to specify what I'm really doing. Actually, I need > > > to change the letters in the text. It's a famous and ancient crypting > > > method: you divide the alphabet making two parts, then you change the > > > letters of one part with letters for other part (so A becomes N, B > > > becomes O, etc., and vice versa). it works fine and slightly with > > > strtr or str_replace... but only if the text is not in utf-8 and it > > > doesn't contain any non-English letters such as Cyrillic what I need. > > > What my regex does is the following: it sees an A, well it changes it > > > to N; then it goes through the string and sees an N... what does it > > > do? Surely, it changes it back to A! I hoped (in vain) that there > > > exists a modifier preventing this behavior... but it seems that it's > > > false( > > > Thanks! > > > > Hmmm, what comes to mind is using your string as an array and > > translating one character after another, building your output string > > using a lookup table. Not entirely sure how that will play with utf8 > > characters, you'd have to try and see. > > I don't think you'll get any of PHPs string functions to do the work > > for you - they'll do the job in serial, not parallel. > > > > Regards > > Peter > > > > -- > > <hype> > > WWW: http://plphp.dk / http://plind.dk > > LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/plind > > Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fake51 > > BeWelcome: Fake51 > > Couchsurfing: Fake51 > > </hype> > > > > > > If you're wanting to use the Caesar cypher (for that's what it is) then why > > not just modify the entire string, character by character, to use a > > character code n characters ahead. For example, a capital A is ascii 65, > > you want to change it to an N to add 14 to that. Just keep n the same > > throughout and it's easy to convert back. > > > > Thanks, > > Ash > > http://www.ashleysheridan.co.uk > > > > > > You probably overlooked the part where the OP points out he's not > using ascii but utf8. If it was just ascii, using str_rot13() would be > the weapon of choice I'd say (note that adding 14 to every character > of an ascii string will turn lots of it into gibberish - you have to > wrap round when you reach a certain point). > > Regards > Peter > > -- > <hype> > WWW: http://plphp.dk / http://plind.dk > LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/plind > Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fake51 > BeWelcome: Fake51 > Couchsurfing: Fake51 > </hype> > > > I gave the example as Ascii because I knew the code for A off the top of my > head, I don't see a reason why it won't work for utf, the characters still > have incremental codes. > > Also, is gibberish really an issue to worry about? The Caesar cypher is > already rendering the string unreadable.
You normally want output in the same range that you encode from (i.e. you're remapping within the alphabet, not within the entire range of printable characters) if you're doing a caesar/rot13. Regards Peter -- <hype> WWW: http://plphp.dk / http://plind.dk LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/plind Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fake51 BeWelcome: Fake51 Couchsurfing: Fake51 </hype> -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php