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how to check if the php variable containg hindi text

Hey everyone,

I've been working on a project that involves processing text in different languages using PHP. Specifically, I'm trying to determine whether a PHP variable contains Hindi text or not. I wanted to know if any of you have come across a solution or know of any techniques to achieve this.

I've tried a few approaches like using regular expressions to check for specific Hindi characters or checking the Unicode character range for Hindi scripts. However, these methods seem a bit unreliable and I'm not sure if I'm missing something.

Any insights, suggestions, or alternative methods to accurately detect Hindi text within a PHP variable would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

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forrest31

Hey there,

I faced a similar situation where I needed to check if a PHP variable contains Hindi text. After some research, I discovered another approach that worked well for me.

Instead of using regular expressions, I used the `mb_detect_encoding` function in PHP, which helped me determine the encoding of the text within the variable. Here's an example code snippet:

php
$hindiText = "यह भारतीय भाषा हिंदी में है"; // Replace this with your PHP variable

$encoding = mb_detect_encoding($hindiText, 'UTF-8', true);

if ($encoding === "UTF-8" && mb_strpos($hindiText, 'हिंदी') !== false) {
echo "The variable contains Hindi text!";
} else {
echo "The variable does not contain Hindi text.";
}


In this code, I first used `mb_detect_encoding` to check if the text is encoded in UTF-8, which is commonly used for Hindi. Then, I used `mb_strpos` to search for a specific Hindi word (in this case, 'हिंदी') within the text. If both conditions are met, we can conclude that the PHP variable contains Hindi text.

Make sure to replace `$hindiText` with your actual PHP variable for accurate checking.

Feel free to give this approach a try and let me know if it works for you!

Best regards.

princess98

Hey there,

I've worked on a similar task before where I needed to check if a PHP variable contained Hindi text. What worked for me was utilizing the Unicode character range for Hindi scripts.

One way to approach this is by using regular expressions with the `preg_match` function. Here's an example code snippet that worked for me:

php
$hindiText = "यह एक उदाहरण है"; // Replace this with your PHP variable

if(preg_match('/\p{Devanagari}/u', $hindiText)){
echo "The variable contains Hindi text!";
} else {
echo "The variable does not contain Hindi text.";
}


In this code, the regular expression `\p{Devanagari}` matches any character belonging to the Devanagari Unicode range, which is primarily used for Hindi text. The `/u` flag is used to enable Unicode matching.

Remember to replace `$hindiText` with your actual PHP variable to check its content. Give it a try and let me know if it helps in your case!

Hope this helps!

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