Text::WideChar::Util - Routines for text containing wide characters
This document describes version 0.16 of Text::WideChar::Util (from Perl distribution Text-WideChar-Util), released on 2015-07-29.
use Text::WideChar::Util qw( mbpad pad mbswidth mbswidth_height mbtrunc trunc mbwrap wrap); # get width as well as number of lines say mbswidth_height("red\n红色"); # => [4, 2] # wrap text to a certain column width say mbwrap("....", 40); # pad (left, right, center) text to specified column width, handle multilines say mbpad("foo", 10); # => "foo " say mbpad("红色", 10, "left"); # => " 红色" say mbpad("foo\nbarbaz\n", 10, "center", "."); # => "...foo....\n..barbaz..\n" # truncate text to a certain column width say mbtrunc("红色", 2); # => "红" say mbtrunc("红色", 3); # => "红" say mbtrunc("红red", 3); # => "红r"
This module provides routines for dealing with text containing wide characters (wide meaning occupying more than 1 column width in terminal).
Like mbswidth(), but also gives height (number of lines). For example,
mbswidth_height("foobar\nb\n") gives [6, 3].
This is the non-wide version of mbswidth_height() and can be used if your text only contains printable ASCII characters and newlines.
$width columns. It uses mbswidth() instead of Perl's length() which works on a per-character basis. Has some support for wrapping Kanji/CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) text which do not have whitespace between words.
Set tab width.
Note that tab will only have effect on the indent. Tab between text will be replaced with a single space.
First line indent. If unspecified, will be deduced from the first line of text.
Subsequent line indent. If unspecified, will be deduced from the second line of text, or if unavailable, will default to empty string (
If set to true, then instead of returning the wrapped string, function will return
[$wrapped, $stats] where
$stats is a hash containing some information like
Performance: ~450/s on my Core i5 1.7GHz laptop for a 1KB of text.
Like mbwrap(), but uses character-based length() instead of column width-wise mbswidth(). Provided as an alternative to the venerable Text::Wrap's wrap() but with a different behaviour. This module's wrap() can reflow newline and its behavior is more akin to Emacs (try reflowing a paragraph in Emacs using
Performance: ~2000/s on my Core i5 1.7GHz laptop for a ~1KB of text. Text::Wrap::wrap() on the other hand is ~2500/s.
$text padded with
$which is either "r" or "right" for padding on the right (the default if not specified), "l" or "left" for padding on the right, or "c" or "center" or "centre" for left+right padding to center the text.
$padchar is whitespace if not specified. It should be string having the width of 1 column.
The non-wide version of mbpad(), just like in mbwrap() vs wrap().
$width columns. It uses mbswidth() instead of Perl's length(), so it can handle wide characters.
Does *not* handle multiple lines.
The non-wide version of mbtrunc(), just like in mbwrap() vs wrap(). This is actually not much more than Perl's
substr($text, 0, $width).
Should we wrap at hyphens? Probably not. Both Emacs as well as Text::Wrap do not.
Unicode::GCString which is consulted for visual width of characters. Text::CharWidth is about 2.5x faster but it gives weird results (-1 for characters like "\n" and "\t") and my Strawberry Perl installation fails to build it.
Text::ANSI::Util which can also handle text containing wide characters as well ANSI escape codes.
Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Text-WideChar-Util.
Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Text-WideChar-Util.
Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Text-WideChar-Util
When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.
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