NAME

Lingua::String - Class to contain a string in many different languages

VERSION

Version 0.02

SYNOPSIS

Hold many strings in one object.

    use Lingua::String;

    my $str = Lingua::String->new();

    $str->fr('Bonjour Tout le Monde');
    $str->en('Hello, World');

    $ENV{'LANG'} = 'en_GB';
    print "$str\n";     # Prints Hello, World
    $ENV{'LANG'} = 'fr_FR';
    print "$str\n";     # Prints Bonjour Tout le Monde
    $LANG{'LANG'} = 'de_DE';
    print "$str\n";     # Prints nothing

METHODS

new

Create a Lingua::String object.

    use Lingua::String;

    my $str = Lingua::String->new({ 'en' => 'Here', 'fr' => 'Ici' });

set

Sets a string in a language.

    $str->set({ string => 'House', lang => 'en' });

Autoload will do this for you as

    $str->en('House');

as_string

Returns the string in the language requested in the parameter. If that parameter is not given, the system language is used.

    my $string = Lingua::String->new(en => 'boat', fr => 'bateau');
    print $string->as_string(), "\n";
    print $string->as_string('fr'), "\n";
    print $string->as_string({ lang => 'en' }), "\n";

encode

Turns the encapsulated strings into HTML entities

    my $string = Lingua::String->new(en => 'study', fr => 'étude')->encode();
    print $string->fr(), "\n";  # Prints étude

AUTHOR

Nigel Horne, <njh at bandsman.co.uk>

BUGS

There's no decode() (yet) so you'll have to be extra careful to avoid double encoding.

SEE ALSO

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Lingua::String

You can also look for information at:

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2021 Nigel Horne.

This program is released under the following licence: GPL2 for personal use on a single computer. All other users (for example Commercial, Charity, Educational, Government) must apply in writing for a licence for use from Nigel Horne at `<njh at nigelhorne.com>`.