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    A PHP function to convert currencies in real time

    Jeremy Lebre in Programming

    This PHP function returns the conversion rate of 2 currencies in real time: PHP Code: function get_conversion_rate($currency1, $currency2) {$fp = @fsockopen("download.finance.yahoo.com", 80, $errno, $errstr, 30);if (!$fp) { return 1; }else {$file = "/d/quotes.csv";$str = "?s=".$currency1.$currency2."=X&f=sl1d1t1ba&e=.csv";$out = "GET ".$file.$str." HTTP/1.0\r\n";$out .= "Host: yahoo.com\r\n";$out .= "Connection: Close\r\n\r\n";@fputs($fp, $out);while (!@feof($fp)) { $data .= @fgets($fp, 128); }@fclose($fp);@preg_match("/^(.*?)\r?\n\r?\n(.*)/s", $data, $match);$data = $match[2];$search = array("'<script[^>]*?>.*?</script>'si", "'<[\/\!]*?[^<>]*?>'si", "'([\r\n])[\s]+'", "'&(quot|#34);'i", "'&(amp|#38);'i", "'&(lt|#60);'i", "'&(gt|#62);'i", "'&(nbsp|#160);'i", "'&(iexcl|#161);'i", "'&(cent|#162);'i", "'&(pound|#163);'i", "'&(copy|#169);'i", "'&#(\d+);'e");$replace = array("", "", "\\1", "\"", "&", "<", ">", " ", chr(161), chr(162), chr(163), chr(169), "chr(\\1)");$data = @preg_replace($search, $replace, $data);$result = split(",", $data);return $result[1]; } }  Example: EUR/USD = get_conversion_rate('EUR', 'USD'); And this function converts an amount in US dollars ... [read more]