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NAME

Lingua::Han::PinYin - Retrieve the Mandarin(PinYin) of Chinese character(HanZi).

SYNOPSIS

  use Lingua::Han::PinYin;
  
  my $h2p = new Lingua::Han::PinYin();
  print $h2p->han2pinyin("我"); # wo
  my @result = $h2p->han2pinyin("爱你"); # @result = ('ai', 'ni');
  
  # we can set the tone up
  my $h2p = new Lingua::Han::PinYin(tone => 1);
  print $h2p->han2pinyin("我"); #wo3
  my @result = $h2p->han2pinyin("爱你"); # @result = ('ai4', 'ni3');
  print $h2p->han2pinyin("林道"); #lin2dao4
  print $h2p->han2pinyin("I love 余瑞华 a"); #i love yuruihua a

DESCRIPTION

There is a Chinese document @ http://www.fayland.org/project/Han-PinYin/. It tells why and how I write this module.

RESTRICTIONS

if the character is polyphone(DuoYinZi), we can NOT point out the correct one.

RETURN VALUE

Usually, it returns its pinyin/spell. It includes more than 20,000 words (from Unicode.org Unihan.txt, version 4.1.0).

if not(I mean it's not a Chinese character), returns the original word;

OPTION

tone => 1|0

default is 0. if tone is needed, plz set this to 1.

CAVEAT

we convert Ü to V after version 0.06

SEE ALSO

Unicode::Unihan

AUTHOR

Fayland, fayland@gmail.com

feel free to contact me.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2005 Fayland All rights reserved.

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

See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html