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Ruby/Romkan: a Romaji/Kana conversion library for Ruby

Last Modified: 2002-02-12 (Since: 2001-11-02)


Ruby/Romkan is a Romaji/Kana conversion library for Ruby. It can convert a Japanese Romaji string to a Japanese Kana string or vice versa.

Tha latest version of Ruby/Romkan is available at <URL:/ruby-romkan/> .

Charcode

Set Ruby's charcode to EUC-JP. $KCODE="e"

API

String#to_kana
Convert a Kunrei or Hepburn Romaji string into a Kana string.
String#to_roma
Conver a Hiragana string into a Hepburn Romaji string.
String#to_hepburn
Convert a Kunrei Romaji string into a Hepburn Romaji string.
String#to_kunrei
Convert a Hepburn Romaji string into a Kunrei Romaji string.
String#to_kana!
Destructive version of String#to_kana.
String#to_roma!
Destructive version of String#to_roma.
String#to_hepburn!
Destructive version of String#to_hepburn.
String#to_kunrei!
Destructive version of String#to_kunrei.
String#consonant?
Return true if self is a consonant.
String#vowel?
Return true if self is a vowel.
String#expand_consonant
Expand the trailing consonant into consonants. e.g. "z".expand_consonant => ["za", "ze", "zi", "zo", "zu"]

Example

% irb
irb(main):001:0> $KCODE="e"
"e"
irb(main):002:0> require 'romkan'
true
irb(main):003:0> "syatyou".to_kana
"しゃちょう"
irb(main):004:0> "しゃちょう".to_roma
"shachou"
irb(main):005:0> "syatyou".to_hepburn
"shachou"

Download

Ruby/Romkan is a free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY under the terms of the Ruby's licence.


Satoru Takabayashi