I've been working on a PHP project and I encountered a situation where I need to use the dollar sign ($) as a plain text character, rather than as a variable indicator. I know it might sound a bit unusual, but bear with me.
I tried using the dollar sign within single quotes ('$'), thinking it would be treated as a literal character, but it still gets interpreted as a variable. I also attempted to escape it with a backslash (\$), but that doesn't work either. It seems like PHP is determined to treat the dollar sign as a variable no matter what.
I searched through the PHP documentation and various forums, but I couldn't find a straightforward solution to this. Many suggestions revolved around using HTML entities or character codes, but those approaches didn't work in my case.
So, does anyone have any idea how I can go about using the dollar sign as a plain text character in PHP? I need it to be displayed as is, without any variable interpretation.
Any help or insights would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.