Elisp library for converting first letter of Pinyin to Simplified/Traditional Chinese characters
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Library for converting first letter of Pinyin to Simplified/Traditional Chinese characters.



pinyinlib-build-regexp-char converts a letter to a regular expression containing all the Chinese characters whose pinyins start with the letter. It accepts four parameters:

char &optional no-punc-p tranditional-p only-chinese-p

The first parameter char is the letter to be converted. The latter three parameters are optional.

  • If no-punc-p is t: it will not convert English punctuations to Chinese punctuations.
  • If traditional-p is t: traditional Chinese characters are used instead of simplified Chinese characters.
  • If only-chinese-p is t: the resulting regular expression doesn’t contain the English letter char.

When converting English punctuactions to Chinese/English punctuations, it uses the following table:

English PunctuationChinese & English Punctuations


It is same as pinyinlib-build-regexp-char, except that its first parameter is a string so that it can convert a sequence of letters to a regular expression.

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Contributions are always welcome. If you want to add some common pinyin related functions that might be useful for other packages, please send me a PR.