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(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

mb_eregRegular expression match with multibyte support


int mb_ereg ( string $pattern , string $string [, array $regs ] )

Executes the regular expression match with multibyte support.



The search pattern.


The search string.


Contains a substring of the matched string.

Return Values

Executes the regular expression match with multibyte support, and returns 1 if matches are found. If the optional regs parameter was specified, the function returns the byte length of matched part, and the array regs will contain the substring of matched string. The function returns 1 if it matches with the empty string. If no matches are found or an error happens, FALSE will be returned.



The internal encoding or the character encoding specified by mb_regex_encoding() will be used as the character encoding for this function.

See Also

  • mb_regex_encoding() - Set/Get character encoding for multibyte regex
  • mb_eregi() - Regular expression match ignoring case with multibyte support

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