function cut_str($string, $sublen, $start = 0, $code = 'UTF-8') 
{ 
    if($code == 'UTF-8') 
    { 
        $pa = "/[\x01-\x7f]|[\xc2-\xdf][\x80-\xbf]|\xe0[\xa0-\xbf][\x80-\xbf]|[\xe1-\xef][\x80-\xbf][\x80-\xbf]|\xf0[\x90-\xbf][\x80-\xbf][\x80-\xbf]|[\xf1-\xf7][\x80-\xbf][\x80-\xbf][\x80-\xbf]/"; 
        preg_match_all($pa, $string, $t_string);
        if(count($t_string[0]) - $start > $sublen) return join('', array_slice($t_string[0], $start, $sublen));
        return join('', array_slice($t_string[0], $start, $sublen));
    }
    else
    {
        $start = $start*2;
        $sublen = $sublen*2;
        $strlen = strlen($string);
        $tmpstr = '';
        for($i=0; $i< $strlen; $i++)
        {
            if($i>=$start && $i< ($start+$sublen))
            {
                if(ord(substr($string, $i, 1))>129)
                {
                    $tmpstr.= substr($string, $i, 2);
                }
                else
                {
                    $tmpstr.= substr($string, $i, 1);
                }
            }
            if(ord(substr($string, $i, 1))>129) $i++;
        }
        return $tmpstr;
    }
}

使用方法:

代码如下:
$str = "豫唐网络";
echo cut_str($str, 1, 0).''.cut_str($str, 1, -1);
//输出:豫

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