ZF-11569: Zend_Text_Figlet silently aborts execution when iconv is not installed

Issue Type: Bug Created: 2011-07-16T11:28:09.000+0000 Last Updated: 2011-07-16T12:50:24.000+0000 Status: Resolved Fix version(s): Reporter: Paul Dixon (lordelph) Assignee: Ben Scholzen (dasprid) Tags: - Zend_Text_Figlet

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Zend_Text_Figlet::render() calls iconv_strlen prefixed with the @ error suppression operator.

If iconv is not installed, this causes the script to abort without displaying any error message.

As Zend_Text_Figlet is used during the Getting Started tutorial, recommend that it include an explicit check for iconv, or better yet, avoids the use of @

I've patched my own installation of Zend Framework to include the following inside the render method

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if (!extension_loaded('iconv')) {
    throw new Zend_Text_Figlet_Exception('Zend_text_Figlet requires iconv extension to be present');


Posted by Ben Scholzen (dasprid) on 2011-07-16T12:50:24.000+0000

The iconv extension is enabled by defaul (see…). Thus it is used in the entire Framework without explicitly checking for it.

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