How to get the last character of a string in PHP ?
In this article, we will find the last character of a string in PHP. The last character can be found using the following methods.
Using array() Method: In this method, we will find the length of the string, then print the value of (length-1). For example, if the string is “Akshit” Its length is 6, in zero-indexing, the value of (length-1) is 5 which is the character “t” The length can be found using the PHP strlen() method.
The strlen() is a built-in function in PHP which returns the length of a given string. It takes a string as a parameter and returns its length. It calculates the length of the string including all the whitespaces and special characters.
Last Character of string is : s
Using substr() Method: The substr() is a built-in function in PHP that is used to extract a part of string.
substr(string_name, start_position, string_length_to_cut)
Example: For example, if the string is “Akshit loves GeeksForGeeks”. The last character of the string is “s”. There are 2 ways to reach “s”. From the beginning “s” is at the 25th position. We can find the length of the string, then display “length-1”. This means we want to display part of the string using substr() method where the starting point is “length-1”.
Output: From the end, “s” is at 1st position. We can display string from (-1)
Last character of String is : s
From end: “s” is at 1st position
We can display string from “-1”
Last character of String is: s
NOTE: If you’re using multibyte character encodings like UTF-8, use mb_substr() instead of substr .