(PHP 4 >= 4.0.6, PHP 5)
mb_substr — Get part of string
Performs a multi-byte safe substr() operation based on number of characters. Position is counted from the beginning of str . First character's position is 0. Second character position is 1, and so on.
The string being checked.
The first position used in str .
The maximum length of the returned string.
The encoding parameter is the character encoding. If it is omitted, the internal character encoding value will be used.
mb_substr() returns the portion of str specified by the start and length parameters.