Process input text from the keyboard to count the number of characters and lines entered.
// some text to process later
// this is the start of the Apache readme file
$text = "The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant
web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP
Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the
Internet. As a project of the Apache Software Foundation, the
developers aim to collaboratively develop and maintain a robust,
commercial-grade, standards-based server with freely available
// count the number of lines
$lines = substr_count($text, chr(13))+1;
// remove the new lines
$text = str_replace(array(chr(13), chr(10)), '', $text);
// store the number of characters (including spaces)
$chars_with_spaces = strlen($text);
// store the number of characters (without spaces)
$chars_without_spaces = strlen(str_replace(' ', '', $text));
// show the number of lines and characters
echo 'Lines: ' . $lines . '<br/>' .
'Characters (including spaces): ' . $chars_with_spaces . '<br/>' .
'Characters (excluding spaces): ' . $chars_without_spaces;
Characters (including spaces): 396
Characters (excluding spaces): 339
Microsoft Word says there are 7 lines, 339 characters (excluding spaces) and 402 characters (including spaces). Microsoft Word seems to be including new lines as characters, so it's character count including spaces is higher.