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Answer: How do I get the Nth Character of a String?

by gridlock (Novice)
on Feb 21, 2004 at 04:39 UTC ( #330762=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > strings > How do I get the Nth Character of a String? - Answer contributed by gridlock

The substr function:
Remember the strings are Zero-Based - i.e. - the first character is character '0', the second character is character '1' and so on....

By that logic, the n-th character is character '(n-1)'

So you're n-th character can be extracted as
$nth = substr($string, n-1, 1);

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