I am loading a webpage stored locally (i.e. not from a live site) using file_get_contents.

I then try and split the source by '£' i.e. split('£', $html_source); However it doesn't find the £. I tried searching with strstr and preg_match however none of these found the £.

Note that yes they are in £ form and not £ etc. Is it to do with the character type of the file?