Text::Undiacritic - remove diacritics from a string
This document describes Text::Undiacritic 0.01
use Text::Undiacritic qw(undiacritic); $ascii_string = undiacritic( $czech_string );
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.
$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.
There is no experience if this module gives useful results for scripts other than Latin.
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.