1.16.x unicode.inc decode_entities($text)
1.18.x unicode.inc decode_entities($text)
1.17.x unicode.inc decode_entities($text)

Decodes all HTML entities (including numerical ones) to regular UTF-8 bytes.

Double-escaped entities will only be decoded once ("&amp;lt;" becomes "&lt;" , not "<"). Be careful when using this function, as decode_entities can revert previous sanitization efforts (&lt;script&gt; will become <script>).


$text: The text to decode entities in.

Return value

The input $text, with all HTML entities decoded once.:


includes/unicode.inc, line 470
Provides Unicode-related conversions and operations.


function decode_entities($text) {
  return html_entity_decode($text, ENT_QUOTES, 'UTF-8');