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NAME ^

Unicode::Char - OO interface to charnames and others

SYNOPSIS ^

  use Unicode::Char;
  my $u = Unicode::Char->new();
  # prints "KOGAI Dan" in Kanji
  print $u->u5c0f, $u->u98fc, $u->u5f3e, "\n";
  # smiley here
  print $u->white_smiling_face, $u->black_smiling_face, "\n";

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides OO interface to Unicode characters.

$u->u()

Returns a character whose Unicode Number is the argument.

  $u->u('5c0f'); # "small" in Kanji

But the following is handier.

  $u->u5c0f;    # same thing but as a method

These methods are generatated on demand.

$u->n()

Returns a character whose Unicode Canonical Name is the argument.

  $u->n('white smiling face'); 

But as $u->u(), you may prefer the handier version:

  $u->white_smiling_face;

As you many have noticed, these names do not have to be all in caps. Just replace spaces with underscore.

$u->name()

Returns the Unicode Canonical Name of the character.;

  my $name    = $u->name(chr(0x263A)); # WHITE SMILING FACE
$u->names()

Same as above but in list context.

  my (@names) = $u->name("perl"); # ('LATIN SMALL LETTER P',
                                  #  'LATIN SMALL LETTER E',
                                  #  'LATIN SMALL LETTER R',
                                  #  'LATIN SMALL LETTER L')

EXPORT

None.

SEE ALSO ^

perlunicode, perluniintro, charnames

AUTHOR ^

Dan Kogai, <dankogai@dan.co.jp<gt>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright (C) 2006 by Dan Kogai

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

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