NAME

Lingua::ZH::CEDICT::Textfile - Interface for cedict.b5

SYNOPSIS

  use Lingua::ZH::CEDICT;

  # these are the default values; you may omit them (except source)
  $dict = Lingua::ZH::CEDICT->new(source        => "Textfile",
                                  filename      => "cedict.b5",
                                  sourceCharset => "Big5",
                                  targetCharset => "UTF-8");

  # read the file
  $dict->init();

DESCRIPTION

This module imports CEDICT from a file, e.g. from the original cedict.b5. It will attempt to do a charset conversion if sourceCharset and targetCharset have a true value and differ.

METHODS

There are a number of methods you might find useful to work with the data once it is in memory. They are included and described in Lingua::ZH::CEDICT, just in case you want to use them with one of the other interface modules as well.

PREREQUISITES

Lingua::ZH::Cedict.

If you are doing charset conversions (e.g. Big5 to UTF-8), you will need Text::Iconv.

AUTHOR

Christian Renz, <crenz@web42.com>

LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2002-2005 Christian Renz. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

Lingua::ZH::CEDICT. Text::Iconv.