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<?php
// https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12807176/php-writing-a-simple-removeemoji-function
function removeEmoji($text) {
$clean_text = "";
// Match Emoticons
$regexEmoticons = '/[\x{1F600}-\x{1F64F}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexEmoticons, '', $text);
// Match Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs
$regexSymbols = '/[\x{1F300}-\x{1F5FF}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexSymbols, '', $clean_text);
// Match Transport And Map Symbols
$regexTransport = '/[\x{1F680}-\x{1F6FF}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexTransport, '', $clean_text);
// Match Miscellaneous Symbols
$regexMisc = '/[\x{2600}-\x{26FF}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexMisc, '', $clean_text);
// Match Dingbats
$regexDingbats = '/[\x{2700}-\x{27BF}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexDingbats, '', $clean_text);
// Match Flags
$regexDingbats = '/[\x{1F1E6}-\x{1F1FF}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexDingbats, '', $clean_text);
// Others
$regexDingbats = '/[\x{1F910}-\x{1F95E}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexDingbats, '', $clean_text);
$regexDingbats = '/[\x{1F980}-\x{1F991}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexDingbats, '', $clean_text);
$regexDingbats = '/[\x{1F9C0}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexDingbats, '', $clean_text);
$regexDingbats = '/[\x{1F9F9}]/u';
$clean_text = preg_replace($regexDingbats, '', $clean_text);
return $clean_text;
}
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