Father Chrysostomos


Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono - Convert polytonic Greek to monotonic


This document describes version .02 of Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono, released in October of 2006.


 use Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono 'poly2mono';
 $monotonic_equivalent = poly2mono $polytonic_text;
 # OR
 use Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono;
 $monotonic_equivalent =
        Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono::poly2mono $polytonic_text;


This module provides one exportable subroutine, poly2mono, which takes a traditional polytonic Greek string as its sole argument and converts in to Modern monotonic. The input string can be either a Unicode string or a sequence of raw Unicode bytes. The return value will be in the same format.

To make this clearer:

 # Unicode string:
 $mono = poly2mono "\x{1f21}"; # eta with dasia
 # $mono now contains "\x{03b7}" (unaccented eta)

 # raw Unicode bytes:
 $mono = poly2mono "\xe1\xbc\xa1";
 # $mono now contains "\xce\xb7"


This module has only been tested with Perl 5.002_01 and 5.8.6 (in 5.002_01 you need parentheses around the argument or a use subs 'poly2mono' statement). It uses the Encode module's is_utf8 function to distinguish between the two types of input. If this function (or the Encode module) is not available, the input will be treated as bytes.


0.02 (October 2006, this version) Accentuation was corrected for the words ή, για, πιο and πια.

0.01 (April 2006) The first version


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