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NAME

    Unicode::Peek - Perl module supports different unicode(s) transformation formats
    to hex and vice versa.

VERSION

    Version 0.08

SYNOPSIS

    The Unicode::Peek - Perl module provides to the user the ability to encode/
    decode asccii strings in a variety of unicode transformations to hex and vice
    versa. The user is able to take a peek in the hex data and see the formatted
    output and also vise versa. The user can provided an array of data in a hex
    format and convert it back to ascii. Perl version 5.13.2 or greater is required.

ABSTRACT

    The module is able to encode/decode any kind of ascci character(s) for 14
    different formats (e.g. utf8, UCS-2 ...). It configured to produce also to
    Dump Hexadecimal output and process Hexadecimal input. This feature was added
    mainly for debbuging purposes.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

    use Unicode::Peek ( 'ascii2hexEncode', 'hex2ascciiDecode',
                        'hexDumperOutput', 'hexDumperInput' );

    my $hexEncoded         = ascii2hexEncode($unicodeFormat, $ascciiCharacters);
    ...

    my $ascciiCharacters   = hex2ascciiDecode($unicodeFormat, $hexEncoded);
    ...

    my @hexFormattedOutput = hexDumperOutput($unicodeFormat, $ascciiCharacters);
    ...

    my $ascciiCharacters   = hexDumperInput($unicodeFormat, \@hexFormattedOutput);
    ...

DESCRIPTION

This module exports four methods (ascii2hexEncode, hex2ascciiDecode, hexDumperOutput and hexDumperInput). All methods support 14 different encoding and decoding formats. cd The module has been tested with multiple languages with complex characters, but not with all known languages in the planet. So far as many languages have been tested all characters where encoded / decoded correctly.

EXPORT

    None by default, but the module can also export all methods by simple declaring all:

    use Unicode::Peek ':all';

SUPPORTED UNICODE FORMATS

  • UCS-2

  • UCS-2BE

  • UCS-2LE

  • UCS-4

  • UTF-7

  • utf8

  • utf8-strict

  • UTF-8

  • UTF-16

  • UTF-16BE

  • UTF-16LE

  • UTF-32

  • UTF-32BE

  • UTF-32LE

EXAMPLE 1 (hexDumperOutput)

These examples bellow is for demonstration purposes, randomly choosen Chinese as a testing language. We will use the Data::Dumper module to print the formated hex output. Necessary is also the utf8 for the stdout (convert the internal representation of a Perl scalar to/from UTF-8.)

    #!/usr/bin/perl
    use utf8;
    use strict;
    use warnings;
    use Data::Dumper;

    use Unicode::Peek qw( hexDumperOutput );

    my $lanquage = 'Chinese';

    my $str = '這是一個測試';

    my @flags = ( 'UCS-2',
                  'UCS-2BE',
                  'UCS-2LE',
                  'UCS-4',
                  'UTF-7',
                  'utf8',
                  'UTF-8',
                  'utf-8-strict',
                  'UTF-16',
                  'UTF-16BE',
                  'UTF-16LE',
                  'UTF-32',
                  'UTF-32BE',
                  'UTF-32LE' );

    while ( defined ( my $flag = shift @flags ) ) {
        print Dumper hexDumperOutput($flag, $str);
    };

EXAMPLE 2 (hexDumperInput)

    #!/usr/bin/perl
    use utf8;
    use strict;
    use warnings;
    use Data::Dumper;
    use feature 'say';

    use Unicode::Peek qw( hexDumperOutput hexDumperInput );

    my $lanquage = 'Chinese';

    my $str = '這是一個測試';

    my @flags = ( 'UCS-2',
                  'UCS-2BE',
                  'UCS-2LE',
                  'UCS-4',
                  'UTF-7',
                  'utf8',
                  'UTF-8',
                  'utf-8-strict',
                  'UTF-16',
                  'UTF-16BE',
                  'UTF-16LE',
                  'UTF-32',
                  'UTF-32BE',
                  'UTF-32LE' );

    while ( defined ( my $flag = shift @flags ) ) {
        my $hexDumper = hexDumperOutput($flag, $str);
        print Dumper $hexDumper;
        say hexDumperInput($flag, $hexDumper);
    };

EXAMPLE 3 (hex2ascciiDecode ascii2hexEncode)

    #!/usr/bin/perl
    use utf8;
    use strict;
    use warnings;
    use feature 'say';

    use Unicode::Peek qw( hex2ascciiDecode ascii2hexEncode );

    my $lanquage = 'Chinese';

    my $str = '這是一個測試';

    my @flags = ( 'UCS-2',
                  'UCS-2BE',
                  'UCS-2LE',
                  'UCS-4',
                  'UTF-7',
                  'utf8',
                  'UTF-8',
                  'utf-8-strict',
                  'UTF-16',
                  'UTF-16BE',
                  'UTF-16LE',
                  'UTF-32',
                  'UTF-32BE',
                  'UTF-32LE' );

     while ( defined ( my $flag = shift @flags ) ) {
         my $hexEncoded = ascii2hexEncode($flag, $str);
         say hex2ascciiDecode($flag, $hexEncoded);
     };

DEPENDENCIES

The module is implemented by using 'utf8' and 'Encode', both modules are mandatory as prerequisites and required to be pre-installed.

AUTHOR

    Athanasios Garyfalos, E<lt>garyfalos@cpan.org<gt>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-unicode-peek at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at Report Bug(s). I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

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

    perldoc Unicode::Peek

SEE ALSO

perl, utf8, UTF-8 vs. utf8 vs. UTF8 and Data::Peek

REPOSITORY

Perl5-Unicode-Peek

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

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2017 by Athanasios Garyfalos.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the the Artistic License (2.0). You may obtain a copy of the full license at:

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