In my model i get content of input search, i just want to clean accented characters before doing a query. In Joomla! is-there a method to clean in string the accented characters ?

Thanks by advance

use Joomla\CMS\Factory;
        $lang = Factory::getLanguage();
 * This method processes a string and replaces all accented UTF-8 characters by unaccented
 * ASCII-7 "equivalents".

Or check the method code to be more granular: libraries/src/Language/Language.php

    public function transliterate($string)
        if ($this->transliterator !== null)
            return call_user_func($this->transliterator, $string);

        $string = Transliterate::utf8_latin_to_ascii($string);
        $string = StringHelper::strtolower($string);

        return $string;

So you may go with

$string = Joomla\CMS\Language\Transliterate::utf8_latin_to_ascii($string);
  • Thanks it does the trick Aug 15 '20 at 9:55

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