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NAME

Text::Undiacritic - remove diacritics from a string

VERSION

This document describes Text::Undiacritic 0.01

SYNOPSIS

    use Text::Undiacritic qw(undiacritic);
    $ascii_string = undiacritic( $czech_string );

DESCRIPTION

Changes characters with diacritics into their base characters.

Also changes into base character in cases where UNICODE does not provide a decomposition.

E.g. all characters '... WITH STROKE' like 'LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH STROKE' do not have a decomposition. In the latter case the result will be 'LATIN SMALL LETTER L'.

Removing diacritics is useful for matching text independent of spelling variants.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

undiacritic

    $ascii_string = undiacritic( $characters );

Removes diacritics from $characters and returns a simplified character string.

The input string must be in character modus, i.e. UNICODE code points.

DIAGNOSTICS

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

DEPENDENCIES

INCOMPATIBILITIES

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

There is no experience if this module gives useful results for scripts other than Latin.

AUTHOR

Helmut Wollmersdorfer <WOLLMERS@cpan.org>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2007, Helmut Wollmersdorfer <WOLLMERS@cpan.org>. All rights reserved.

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