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String matching class. Given a set of strings to match, it will search it by different input.
It is able to search strings as abbreviations (e.g. HelloWorld matches hw, hewo, h w, ...). Works in node.js and all modern browsers without any dependencies. This script is intended to use as ranking function for autocompletes, searches for short strings, etc.

See the live demo page to play with it.


With node.js

npm install string-case-match
bower install string-case-match
var StringCaseMatch = require("string-case-match");
console.log(new StringCaseMatch(["hello"], { start: "<i>", end: "</i>" }).matches("hell"));

In browser with require.js

require(["string-case-match"], function(StringCaseMatch) {
  console.log(new StringCaseMatch(["hello"], { start: "<i>", end: "</i>" }).matches("hell"));

Without require.js:

<script src="path/to/string-case-match.js"></script>
  console.log(new StringCaseMatch(["hello"], { start: "<i>", end: "</i>" }).matches("hell"));


You can find actual examples in the spec file but here's a quick example:

// init a matcher instance with strings to search
var matcher = new StringCaseMatch(["HelloWorld", "Hello", "Bye"]);
// get matches against "hell" word (matches will be sorted by rank in descending order)
var matches = matcher.matches("hell"); // ["Hello", "HelloWorld"] 
var matches = matcher.matches("hell", 1); // top 1 match

// to highlight found characters, use this:
var matcher = new StringCaseMatch(["HelloWorld"], { start: "<i>", end: "</i>" });
var matches = matcher.matches("hell"); // matches will look like "<i>Hell</i>oWorld"

// just get a string rank, don't search anything
// rank is [0..1], 0 - no match, 1 - complete match
var rank = new StringCaseMatch().rank("hello-world", "hell"); 


string-case-match is redistributed under MIT license. So, you can use it in any projects without attribution.

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