I say: “Remove all quotation marks from a string“. You say: “
Works fine. In most of situations.
If you have to deal with quotation marks manually entered to rich editor (i.e. by copying large block of text from Word for example) or with a string being a poor effect of even more poor encoding routine, you may be sure, that
stripslashes won’t do all the dirty work for you.
This is the place where my handy method comes in.
I used, old good
str_replace function in not so known manner of feeding it with an array:
* Returns string purged out of all kind of quotation marks.
* @param string $str Input string to be purged.
* @return string Resulting string, purged out of all kind of quotation marks.
public static function removeAllKindOfQuotationMarks($str)
'‘', '‘', '‘', '‘',
'’', '’', '’', '’',
'“', '“', '“', '“',
'”', '”', '”', '”',
'‚', '‚', '‚', '‚',
'„', '„', '„', '„',
'′', '′', '′', '′',
'″', '″', '″', '″'
), '', $str);
And there you go. This beauty here should be able to deal with nearly any string, on which
stripslashes dies. Replacement table comes from this source, partially altered and enhanced by me.