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Is it possible to get substr to end on a word boundry instead of halfway through a word?



$txt = "The cat goes splat on my bumper mat";
echo substr($txt, 0, 120); //this can be around 12 chars so doesnt need to be exactly 12 chars



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Here is a function I found with a search

function WordLimiter($text,$limit=20){
    $explode = explode(' ',$text);
    $string  = '';

    $dots = '...';
    if(count($explode) <= $limit){
        $dots = '';
        $string .= $explode[$i]." ";
    if ($dots) {
        $string = substr($string, 0, strlen($string));

    return $string.$dots;

// Usage
$str = 'This is a long string. Could be longer too.';

echo WordLimiter($str,4);

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