regex - PHP Remove all non letters
I have several strings that look like this:
Jones & Jon
I am trying to send them via the foursquare API to be matched, however it is failing with these characters. Is there a way to sanitise these so they only include English letters i.e. the results would be:
As it appears using
file_get_contents requests both with the 'Ã©' and the '&' in the URL is causing issues.
I checked how the request was sent and realised that the '&' is uneeded and is causing the issues, is it possible to remove all non Letters/Numbers from the name?