Yusuke Kawasaki

NAME

Lingua::ZH::Romanize::Cantonese - Romanization of Cantonese language

SYNOPSIS

    use Lingua::ZH::Romanize::Cantonese;

    my $conv = Lingua::ZH::Romanize::Cantonese->new();
    my $roman = $conv->char( $hanji );
    printf( "<ruby><rb>%s</rb><rt>%s</rt></ruby>", $hanji, $roman );

    my @array = $conv->string( $string );
    foreach my $pair ( @array ) {
        my( $raw, $ruby ) = @$pair;
        if ( defined $ruby ) {
            printf( "<ruby><rb>%s</rb><rt>%s</rt></ruby>", $raw, $ruby );
        } else {
            print $raw;
        }
    }

DESCRIPTION

This is Cantonese version of Lingua::ZH::Romanize::Pinyin module.

Cantonese is one of the major dialects of Chinese language. Its pronounciation is different from Mandarin Standard's.

DICTIONARY

This module internally uses a mapping table from Hanji to roman which is based on both of CTLau.tit and CTLauBig5.tit. These are distributed with cxterm. Original files were prepared by Fung Fung Lee.

Sidney Lau's Cantonese transcription scheme as described in his book "Elementary Cantonese", The Government Printer, Hong Kong, 1972.

MODULE DEPENDENCY

Storable module is required.

UTF-8 FLAG

This treats utf8 flag transparently.

SEE ALSO

Lingua::ZH::Romanize::Pinyin for Standard Chinese

Lingua::JA::Romanize::Japanese for Japanese

Lingua::KO::Romanize::Hangul for Korean

http://www.kawa.net/works/perl/romanize/romanize-e.html

http://linuga-romanize.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/Lingua-ZH-Romanize-Pinyin/

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Yusuke Kawasaki. All rights reserved.

LICENSE

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