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    Auto insert 'space' on long words

    Hi.

    I want to create a function that automatically inserts spaces in long words/strings. Some people enjoy doing "@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@...[etc]" just to mess around - and it hops out of the webpage's layout and continues on and on.

    Although I have put overflow: hidden; on my site, however I'd like to automatically insert a space in a string that's 20 characters or more without any spaces.

    So @@@[20 times] -insert space here- @@@@[20 more] -insert space here-.
    That way the text would just continue but get a line break on the page.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by [vengeance]; 10-10-2009 at 10:54 AM.

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    Use wordwrap function with explicit cut:
    PHP Code:
    $sLongString '@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@......';
    $sBrokenString wordwrap($sLongString20' 'true); 
    PHP Code:
    header('HTTP/1.1 420 Enhance Your Calm'); 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fou-Lu View Post
    Use wordwrap function with explicit cut:
    PHP Code:
    $sLongString '@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@......';
    $sBrokenString wordwrap($sLongString20' 'true); 
    Wow - that function is so simple, yet efficient! I thought I'd have to make a similar function myself to get what I wanted to achieve.

    Worked, thanks!

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    A while back I offered a means to wrap only long words, regardless of the length of the line. It may be of some help to you as well.

    Add space if there are no spaces in 50 characters
    Last edited by kbluhm; 10-10-2009 at 12:45 PM.


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