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NAME ^

Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono - Convert polytonic Greek to monotonic

VERSION ^

This document describes version .02 of Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono, released in October of 2006.

SYNOPSIS ^

 use Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono 'poly2mono';
 $monotonic_equivalent = poly2mono $polytonic_text;
 
 # OR
 
 use Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono;
 $monotonic_equivalent =
        Lingua::EL::Poly2Mono::poly2mono $polytonic_text;

DESCRIPTION ^

This module provides one exportable subroutine, poly2mono, which takes a traditional polytonic Greek string as its sole argument and converts in to Modern monotonic. The input string can be either a Unicode string or a sequence of raw Unicode bytes. The return value will be in the same format.

To make this clearer:

 # Unicode string:
 $mono = poly2mono "\x{1f21}"; # eta with dasia
 # $mono now contains "\x{03b7}" (unaccented eta)

 # raw Unicode bytes:
 $mono = poly2mono "\xe1\xbc\xa1";
 # $mono now contains "\xce\xb7"

COMPATIBILITY ^

This module has only been tested with Perl 5.002_01 and 5.8.6 (in 5.002_01 you need parentheses around the argument or a use subs 'poly2mono' statement). It uses the Encode module's is_utf8 function to distinguish between the two types of input. If this function (or the Encode module) is not available, the input will be treated as bytes.

VERSION HISTORY ^

0.02 (October 2006, this version) Accentuation was corrected for the words ή, για, πιο and πια.

0.01 (April 2006) The first version

AUTHOR ^

Father Chrysostomos <sprout (at]cpan.org>

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