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Converts a string to a URL-friendly slug.

Uses preg_replace() to replace invalid chars with dashes, iconv() to convert the text to ASCII, strtolower() and trim() to convert to lowercase and remove extra whitespace.

function slugify($text) {
  $text = preg_replace('~[^\pL\d]+~u', '-', $text);
  $text = iconv('utf-8', 'us-ascii//TRANSLIT', $text);
  $text = preg_replace('~[^-\w]+~', '', $text);
  $text = preg_replace('~-+~', '-', $text);
  $text = strtolower($text);
  $text = trim($text, " \t\n\r\0\x0B-");
  if (empty($text)) {
    return 'n-a';
  return $text;