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NAME

Regexp::CharClasses - Provide character classes

SYNOPSIS

 use Regexp::CharClasses;               # Import all.

 "..." =~ /\p{IsDigit0}/;
 "..." =~ /\P{IsThaiDigit}/;

 use Regexp::CharClasses qw [IsDigit2]; # Import a property.

 use Regexp::CharClasses ':perl';       # Properties tagged ':perl'

DESCRIPTION

Using the module Regexp::CharClasses in your package allows you to use several "Unicode Property" character classes in addition to the standard ones. Such character classes are all of the form \p{IsProperty} (which matches a character adhering to the property) and \P{IsProperty} (which matches a character not adhering to the property). For details, see "Unicode Properties" in perlrecharclass.

By default, all the properties listed below will be imported in your namespace. But you can specify which properties you want to import by giving them as arguments to the use line. Alternatively, you can import one or more tags. The properties listed below will specify to which tags they belong.

Properties

The following properties are exported from Regexp::CharClasses:

\p{IsDigit0}
\p{IsDigit1}
\p{IsDigit2}
\p{IsDigit3}
\p{IsDigit4}
\p{IsDigit5}
\p{IsDigit6}
\p{IsDigit7}
\p{IsDigit8}
\p{IsDigit9}

Matches any digit 0 for \p{IsDigit0}, any digit 1 for \p{IsDigit1} etc, in one of the following languages or scripts: Latin, Arabic-Indic, Extended Arabic-Indic, Nko, Devanagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Thai, Lao, Tibetan, Myanmar, Khmer, Mongolian, Limbu, New Tai Lue, Balinese, Osmanya, Fullwidth, Mathematical Bold, Mathematical Double-Struck, Mathematical Sans-Serif, Mathematical Sans-Serif Bold, Mathematical Monospace. The code points of the characters matched can be found by adding the digit being matched to the following list (in hex):

  0030  0660  06F0  07C0  0966  09E6  0A66  0AE6  0B66  0BE6  0C66 
  0CE6  0D66  0E50  0ED0  0F20  1040  17E0  1810  1946  19D0  1B50
  FF10 104A0 1D7CE 1D7D8 1D7E2 1D7EC 1D7F6

The properties are imported when asking for the tag :digits.

\p{IsLatinDigit}
\p{IsArabicIndicDigit}
\p{IsExtendedArabicIndicDigit}
\p{IsNkoDigit}
\p{IsDevanagariDigit}
\p{IsBengaliDigit}
\p{IsGurmukhiDigit}
\p{IsGujaratiDigit}
\p{IsOriyaDigit}
\p{IsTamilDigit}
\p{IsTeluguDigit}
\p{IsKannadaDigit}
\p{IsMalayalamDigit}
\p{IsThaiDigit}
\p{IsLaoDigit}
\p{IsTibetanDigit}
\p{IsMyanmarDigit}
\p{IsKhmerDigit}
\p{IsMongolianDigit}
\p{IsLimbuDigit}
\p{IsNewTaiLueDigit}
\p{IsBalineseDigit}
\p{IsOsmanyaDigit}
\p{IsFullwidthDigit}
\p{IsMathematicalBoldDigit}
\p{IsMathematicalSansSerifDigit}
\p{IsMathematicalSansSerifBoldDigit}
\p{IsMathematicalMonospaceDigit}

These properties match the characters representing the digits 0 .. 9 in the given script.

The properties are imported when asking for the tag :digits.

\p{IsPerlSigil}

This property matches all the characters that are sigils in Perl. It's equivalent with [\$\@%&*]. This property is imported when asking for the tag :perl.

\p{IsLeftParen}
\p{IsRightParen}
\p{IsParen}

These properties match left (opening) parenthesis, right (closing) parenthesis, and just any parenthesis respectively. The classes are equivalent to [(<[{], [)>\]}] and [()<>[\]{}]. These properties are imported when asking for the tag :perl

\p{IsLcVowel}
\p{IsUcVowel}
\p{IsVowel}

These properties match vowels in the English language. \p{IsLcVowel} matches lowercase vowels, \p{IsUcVowel} matches uppercase vowels, while \p{IsVowel} matches vowels in any case. The properties are equivalent to the character classes [aeiou], [AEIOU] and [aeiouAEIOU].

The properties are imported when asking for the tag :english.

\p{IsLcConsonant}
\p{IsUcConsonant}
\p{IsConsonant}

These properties match consonants in the English language. \p{IsLcConsonant} matches lowercase consonants, \p{IsUcConsonant} matches uppercase consonants, while \p{IsConsonant} matches consonants in any case. The properties are equivalent to the character classes [bcdfghjklmnpqrstvwxyz], [BCDFGHJKLMNPQRSTVWXYZ] and [bcdfghjklmnpqrstvwxyzBCDFGHJKLMNPQRSTVWXYZ].

The properties are imported when asking for the tag :english.

\p{IsUuencode}

This property matches the characters used in uudecoding strings. Uudecode uses 64 characters to encode, with space and accent grave interchangeable, so this property matches 65 different characters; it's equivalent with the character class [ !"#\$%&'()*+,\-./0-9:;<=>?\@A-Z[\\\]^_`].

\p{IsUuencode} is imported when asking for the tag :encode.

\p{IsBase64}
\p{IsBase64url}
\p{IsBase32}
\p{IsBase32hex}
\p{IsBase16}

These properties match the characters used in various encodings as described in RFC 4648, of which base64 is the probably the best known. \p{IsBase64} and \p{IsBase64url} use 64 characters to encode, \p{IsBase32} and \p{IsBase32hex} use 32 characters, and \p{IsBase16} use 16. All but \p{IsBase16} use the = character for padding. The properties are equivalent with the following character classes: [0-9A-Za-z+/=] (\p{IsBase64}), [0-9A-Za-z\-_=] (\p{IsBase64url}), [2-7A-Z=] (\p{IsBase32}), [0-9A-V=] (\p{IsBase32hex}), and [0-9A-F] (\p{IsBase16}).

The properties are imported when asking for the tag :encode.

\p{IsBinHex}

This property matches the characters used when encoding a string using the binhex method. The encoding uses 64 characters; it's equivalent with the character class [!"#\$%&'()*+,\-0-9\@A-NP-VX-Z[`a-fh-mp-r].

\p{IsBinHex} is imported when asking for the tag :encode.

EXAMPLES

 use Regexp::CharClasses;

 "[" =~ /\p{IsRightParen}/;    # Match
 "[" =~ /\p{IsLeftParen}/;     # No match
 "[" =~ /\p{IsParen}/;         # Match

 use charnames ":full";
 $thai5 = "\N{THAI DIGIT FIVE}";
 $thai5 =~ /\p{IsDigit5}/;     # Match
 $thai5 =~ /\P{IsDigit6}/;     # Match
 $thai5 =~ /\p{IsThaiDigit}/;  # Match

INSTALLATION

To install this module type the following:

   perl Makefile.PL
   make
   make test
   make install

BUGS

Sometimes y and w are used as consonants in English.

DEVELOPMENT

The current sources of this module are found on github, git://github.com/Abigail/regexp--charclasses.git.

AUTHOR

Abigail mailto:regexp-charclasses@abigail.be.

COPYRIGHT and LICENSE

This program is copyright 2008 - 2009 by Abigail.

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