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Last updated: Mon, 16 Jul 2012


(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)

html_entity_decode --  Convert all HTML entities to their applicable characters


string html_entity_decode ( string string [, int quote_style [, string charset]] )

html_entity_decode() is the opposite of htmlentities() in that it converts all HTML entities to their applicable characters from string.

The optional second quote_style parameter lets you define what will be done with 'single' and "double" quotes. It takes on one of three constants with the default being ENT_COMPAT:

表格 1. Available quote_style constants

Constant NameDescription
ENT_COMPATWill convert double-quotes and leave single-quotes alone.
ENT_QUOTESWill convert both double and single quotes.
ENT_NOQUOTESWill leave both double and single quotes unconverted.

The ISO-8859-1 character set is used as default for the optional third charset. This defines the character set used in conversion.

PHP 4.3.0 及其后续版本支持如下字符集。

表格 2. 已支持字符集

ISO-8859-1ISO8859-1 西欧,Latin-1
ISO-8859-15ISO8859-15 西欧,Latin-9。增加了 Latin-1(ISO-8859-1)中缺少的欧元符号、法国及芬兰字母。
UTF-8  ASCII 兼容多字节 8-bit Unicode。
cp866ibm866, 866 DOS-特有的 Cyrillic 字母字符集。PHP 4.3.2 开始支持该字符集。
cp1251Windows-1251, win-1251, 1251 Windows-特有的 Cyrillic 字母字符集。PHP 4.3.2 开始支持该字符集。
cp1252Windows-1252, 1252 Windows 对于西欧特有的字符集。
KOI8-Rkoi8-ru, koi8r 俄文。PHP 4.3.2 开始支持该字符集。
BIG5950 繁体中文,主要用于中国台湾。
GB2312936 简体中文,国际标准字符集。
BIG5-HKSCS  繁体中文,Big5 的延伸,主要用于香港。
Shift_JISSJIS, 932 日文。

注: ISO-8859-1 将代替任何其它无法识别的字符集。

例子 1. Decoding HTML entities

= "I'll \"walk\" the <b>dog</b> now";

$a = htmlentities($orig);

$b = html_entity_decode($a);

$a; // I'll &quot;walk&quot; the &lt;b&gt;dog&lt;/b&gt; now

echo $b; // I'll "walk" the <b>dog</b> now

// For users prior to PHP 4.3.0 you may do this:
function unhtmlentities($string)
$trans_tbl = get_html_translation_table(HTML_ENTITIES);
$trans_tbl = array_flip($trans_tbl);
strtr($string, $trans_tbl);

$c = unhtmlentities($a);

$c; // I'll "walk" the <b>dog</b> now


注: You might wonder why trim(html_entity_decode('&nbsp;')); doesn't reduce the string to an empty string, that's because the '&nbsp;' entity is not ASCII code 32 (which is stripped by trim()) but ASCII code 160 (0xa0) in the default ISO 8859-1 characterset.

See also htmlentities(), htmlspecialchars(), get_html_translation_table(), and urldecode().

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