On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 16:32, Rick Dwyer <rpdw...@earthlink.net> wrote: > Hello List. > > I'm trying to replace the registered (®) symbol from a variable via PHP. > > The variable $mystring is set to a MySQL field that contains the value "This > Is The Registered Symbol ®". > > Using the following, I try to replace the symbol, but it persists: > > $moditem = str_replace("®","","$mystring"); > > I tried replacing the symbol in the above syntax with the HTML equivalent > but no luck.
Check your database's character encoding. My check: <?php $row = mysql_fetch_assoc(mysql_query("SELECT * FROM `example`")); $mystring = $row['testfield']; $moditem = str_replace("®","",$mystring); echo $moditem.PHP_EOL; ?> .... worked as expected. Note that, while it won't make a difference in your result here, you don't need to use quotes around your variable in the str_replace() call you showed. In fact, not only would it slow down the processes on more-involved or more-popular sites, but it'll have a larger impact, as you're using double quotes, which are first evaluated, then passed. Single quotes would, of course, literally echo $mystring in your case, but you get the point. Just a quick tip. -- URGENT: THROUGH FRIDAY, 18 JUNE ONLY: $100 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH, FREE CPANEL FOR LIFE ON ANY NEW DEDICATED SERVER. NO LIMIT! </Daniel P. Brown> daniel.br...@parasane.net || danbr...@php.net http://www.parasane.net/ || http://www.pilotpig.net/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php