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PHP | Collator create() Function
  • Last Updated : 30 Aug, 2019

The Collator::create() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to create a new collector.

Syntax:

  • Object oriented style:
    Collator Collator::create( $locale )
  • Procedural style:
    Collator collator_create( $locale )

Parameters: This function accepts single parameter $locale which holds the required collation rules. If a null value is passed for the locale, the default locale collation rules will be used. If empty string (“”) or “root” are passed in the locale then UCA rules will be used.

Return Value: This function return the new instance of collator object on success, or NULL on error.

Below programs illustrate the Collator::create() function in PHP:



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<?php
$coll = collator_create( 'en_US' );
  
if(isset($coll)){
    echo "Collector created";
}
else {
    echo "Collector not created";
}
?>

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Output:

Collector created

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<?php 
$coll = collator_create( 'en_US' ); 
  
// Declare array and initialize it 
$arr = array( 'geek', 'geeK', 'Geek', 'geeks' ); 
  
// Sort array 
collator_sort( $coll, $arr ); 
  
// Display array content 
var_export( $arr ); 
?> 

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Output:

array (
  0 => 'geek',
  1 => 'geeK',
  2 => 'Geek',
  3 => 'geeks',
)

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/collator.create.php

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