PHP: wordwrap() function


The  wordwrap() function is used to wraps a string to a given number of characters. Wraps a string to a given number of characters using a string break character.


(PHP 4 and above)


string wordwrap ( string $str [, int $width = 75 [, string $break = "\n" [, bool $cut = false ]]] )


Name Description Required /
str The input string. Required String
width The number of characters at which the string will be wrapped. Required String
break The line is broken using the optional break parameter. Required String
cut If the cut is set to TRUE, the string is always wrapped at or before the specified width. So if you have a word that is larger than the given width, it is broken apart. (See second example). When FALSE the function does not split the word even if the width is smaller than the word width. Required String

Return values:

Returns the given string wrapped at the specified length.

Value Type: String.

Pictorial Presentation:


  $text = "The quick brooooooooooooooooooown fox jumps over the lazy dog.";
  $newtext = wordwrap($text, 8, "\n", false);
echo "$newtext\n";


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See also

PHP Function Reference

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