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    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' one ', 'one', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' two ', 'two', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' three ', 'three', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' four ', 'four', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' five ', 'five', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' six ', 'six', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' seven ', 'seven', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' eight ', 'eight', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' nine ', 'nine', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' zero ', 'zero', $phone_content_raw);
  
    
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('one', '1', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('two', '2', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('three', '3', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('four', '4', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('five', '5', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('six', '6', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('seven', '7', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('eight', '8', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('nine', '9', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace('zero', '0', $phone_content_raw);

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this code takes numbers out of a block of text

this code is replacing ' words '  and 'words' with numbers

is there a way to do strip out the spaces to do this code on less lines
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Question by:rgb192
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by:acbxyz
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If you want to erase all spaces, just do it:
$phone_content_raw = str_replace(' ', '', $phone_content_raw);
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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 38822878
Use this:

    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' one '), 'one', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' two '), 'two', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' three '), 'three', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' four '), 'four', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' five '), 'five', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' six '), 'six', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' seven '), 'seven', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' eight '), 'eight', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' nine '), 'nine', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replacetrim((' zero '), 'zero', $phone_content_raw);

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acbxyz earned 2000 total points
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The solution of marqusG does not work.
trim(' one ') = 'one'

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If you need the same functionality as shown above the only way to make it shorter is a foreach:
foreach (array('one' => 1, 'two' => 2 'three' => 3, 'four' => 4, 'five' => 5, 'six' => 6, 'seven' => 7, 'eight' => 8, 'nine' => 9, 'zero' => 0) as $text => $number) {
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(' ' . $text . ' ', $number, $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace($text, $number, $phone_content_raw);
}

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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 38822904
Well, @acbxyz, you're right, I did an error: my intended solution was:

    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' one '), '1', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' two '), '2', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' three '), '3', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' four '), '4', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' five '), '5', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' six '), '6', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' seven '), '7', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' eight '), '8', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replace(trim(' nine '), '9', $phone_content_raw);
    $phone_content_raw = str_replacetrim((' zero '), '0', $phone_content_raw);

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But i agree your solution is better :-)
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by:rgb192
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this solution was the easiest to understand
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