PHP | ord() Function

The ord() function is a inbuilt function in PHP that returns the ASCII value of the first character of a string. This function takes a character string as a parameter and returns the ASCII value of the first character of this string.

Syntax:

int ord($string)

Parameter: This function accepts a single parameter $string. This is a mandatory parameter from which we get an ASCII value.

Return value: This function returns an integer value which represents the ASCII value of the first character in the string passed to this function as a parameter.

Examples:

Input : Geeksforgeeks
Output : 71
Explanation: The ASCII value of G is 71

Input : twinkle
Output : 116
Explanation: The ASCII value of t is 116

Below programs illustrate the ord() function in PHP:

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<?php
// PHP program to illustrate the ord() function
  
// ASCII value of 't' is printed.
echo ord("twinkle");
?>

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Output:

116

Program 2:

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<?php
// PHP program to illustrate the ord() function
  
// ASCII value of 'G' is printed
echo ord("Geeksforgeeks");
?>

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Output:

71

Reference:
http://php.net/manual/en/function.ord.php



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