Typography Helper

The Typography Helper file contains functions that help your format text in semantically relevant ways.

Loading this Helper

This helper is loaded using the following code:

$this->load->helper('typography');

Available Functions

The following functions are available:

auto_typography($str[, $reduce_linebreaks = FALSE])
Parameters:
  • $str (string) – Input string
  • $reduce_linebreaks (bool) – Whether to reduce multiple instances of double newlines to two
Returns:

HTML-formatted typography-safe string

Return type:

string

Formats text so that it is semantically and typographically correct HTML.

This function is an alias for CI_Typography::auto_typography. For more info, please see the Typography Library documentation.

Usage example:

$string = auto_typography($string);

Note

Typographic formatting can be processor intensive, particularly if you have a lot of content being formatted. If you choose to use this function you may want to consider caching <../general/caching> your pages.

nl2br_except_pre($str)
Parameters:$str (string) – Input string
Returns:String with HTML-formatted line breaks
Return type:string

Converts newlines to <br /> tags unless they appear within <pre> tags. This function is identical to the native PHP nl2br() function, except that it ignores <pre> tags.

Usage example:

$string = nl2br_except_pre($string);
entity_decode($str, $charset = NULL)
Parameters:
  • $str (string) – Input string
  • $charset (string) – Character set
Returns:

String with decoded HTML entities

Return type:

string

This function is an alias for CI_Security::entity_decode(). Fore more info, please see the Security Library documentation.