count_characters

This is used to count the number of characters in a variable.

Parameter Position Type Required Default Description
1 boolean No FALSE This determines whether or not to include whitespace characters in the count.

Example 5.4. count_characters

<?php

$smarty->assign('articleTitle', 'Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures.');

?>

   

Where template is:

{$articleTitle}
{$articleTitle|count_characters}
{$articleTitle|count_characters:true}

   

Will output:

Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures.
29
33

   

See also count_words, count_sentences and count_paragraphs.