Dan Kogai

NAME

Unicode::Unihan - The Unihan Data Base 5.1.0

SYNOPSIS

  use Unicode::Unihan;
  my $uh = Unicode::Unihan->new;
  print join("," => $uh->Mandarin("\x{5c0f}\x{98fc}\x{5f3e}")), "\n";

ABSTRACT

This module provides a user-friendly interface to the Unicode Unihan Database 5.1. With this module, the Unihan database is as easy as shown in the SYNOPSIS above.

DESCRIPTION

The first thing you do is make the database available. Just say

  use Unicode::Unihan;
  my $uh = new Unicode::Unihan;

That's all you have to say. After that, you can access the database via $uh->tag($string) where tag is the tag in the Unihan Database, without 'k' prefix.

$data = $uh->tag($string)
@data = $uh->tag($string)

The first form (scalar context) returns the Unihan Database entry of the first character in $string. The second form (array context) checks the entry for each character in $string.

  @data = $uh->Mandarin("\x{5c0f}\x{98fc}\x{5f3e}");
  # @data is now ('SHAO4 XIAO3','SI4','DAN4')

  @data = $uh->JapaneseKun("\x{5c0f}\x{98fc}\x{5f3e}");
  # @data is now ('CHIISAI KO O','KAU YASHINAU','TAMA HAZUMU HIKU')

FIELDS AND THEIR MEANINGS

For a complete list of tags, their meaning, and information on parsing the value field, see http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr38/.

SEE ALSO

perlunintro
perlunicode
The Unihand Database

http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/Unihan.html

AUTHOR

of the Module

Dan Kogai <dankogai@dan.co.jp>

of the Source Data

Unicode, Inc.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

of the Module

Copyright 2002-2008 by Dan Kogai, All rights reserved.

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

of the Source Data

Copyright (c) 1996-2008 Unicode, Inc. All Rights reserved.

       Name: Unihan database
       Unicode version: 5.1.0
       Table version: 1.1
       Date: 3 March 2008



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