PHP's ord in JavaScript

Here’s what our current JavaScript equivalent to PHP's ord looks like.

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module.exports = function ord (string) {
// discuss at: http://locutus.io/php/ord/
// original by: Kevin van Zonneveld (http://kvz.io)
// bugfixed by: Onno Marsman (https://twitter.com/onnomarsman)
// improved by: Brett Zamir (http://brett-zamir.me)
// input by: incidence
// example 1: ord('K')
// returns 1: 75
// example 2: ord('\uD800\uDC00'); // surrogate pair to create a single Unicode character
// returns 2: 65536

var str = string + ''
var code = str.charCodeAt(0)

if (code >= 0xD800 && code <= 0xDBFF) {
// High surrogate (could change last hex to 0xDB7F to treat
// high private surrogates as single characters)
var hi = code
if (str.length === 1) {
// This is just a high surrogate with no following low surrogate,
// so we return its value;
return code
// we could also throw an error as it is not a complete character,
// but someone may want to know
}
var low = str.charCodeAt(1)
return ((hi - 0xD800) * 0x400) + (low - 0xDC00) + 0x10000
}
if (code >= 0xDC00 && code <= 0xDFFF) {
// Low surrogate
// This is just a low surrogate with no preceding high surrogate,
// so we return its value;
return code
// we could also throw an error as it is not a complete character,
// but someone may want to know
}

return code
}
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How to use

You you can install via npm install locutus and require it via require('locutus/php/strings/ord'). You could also require the strings module in full so that you could access strings.ord instead.

If you intend to target the browser, you can then use a module bundler such as Browserify, webpack or rollup.js.

ES5/ES6

This function targets ES5, but as of Locutus 2.0.2 we also support ES6 functions. Locutus transpiles to ES5 before publishing to npm.

A community effort

Not unlike Wikipedia, Locutus is an ongoing community effort. Our philosophy follows The McDonald’s Theory. This means that we don't consider it to be a bad thing that many of our functions are first iterations, which may still have their fair share of issues. We hope that these flaws will inspire others to come up with better ideas.

This way of working also means that we don't offer any production guarantees, and recommend to use Locutus inspiration and learning purposes only.

Examples

Please note that these examples are distilled from test cases that automatically verify our functions still work correctly. This could explain some quirky ones.

#codeexpected result
1ord('K')75
2ord('\uD800\uDC00'); // surrogate pair to create a single Unicode character65536

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