Boris Veytsman
and 1 contributors

NAME

LaTeX::ToUnicode - Convert LaTeX commands to Unicode

VERSION

version 0.05

SYNOPSIS

  use LaTeX::ToUnicode qw( convert );

  convert( '{\"a}'           ) eq 'ä';  # true
  convert( '"a', german => 1 ) eq 'ä';  # true, `german' package syntax
  convert( '"a',             ) eq '"a'; # not enabled by default

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a method to convert LaTeX-style markups for accents etc. into their Unicode equivalents. It translates commands for special characters or accents into their Unicode equivalents and removes formatting commands.

I use this module to convert values from BibTeX files into plain text, if your use case is different, YMMV.

In contrast to TeX::Encode, this module does not create HTML of any kind.

FUNCTIONS

convert( $string, %options )

Convert the text in $string that contains LaTeX into a plain(er) Unicode string. All escape sequences for special characters (e.g. \i, \"a, ...) are converted, formatting commands (e.g. {\it ...}) are removed.

%options allows you to enable additional translations. This values are recognized:

german

If true, the commands introduced by the package `german' (e.g. "a eq ä, note the missing backslash) are also handled.

AUTHOR

Gerhard Gossen <gerhard.gossen@googlemail.com> and Boris Veytsman <boris@varphi.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2010-2015 by Gerhard Gossen and Boris Veytsman

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.