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Erlang interface to libiconv

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About

Baberl is a collection of features to make working with character sets and language easier:

  • Character set conversions via iconv
  • Robust pluralization support for English nouns
  • Basic pluralization support for English verbs
  • Ordinal conversion for numbers
  • Number-to-English (ordinate) conversion for whole numbers up to 21 digits

Usage

Using it is simple.

1> application:start(baberl).
ok
2> baberl:convert("", "UTF-8", <<"foo">>).
{ok,<<"foo">>
3> baberl:convert("UTF-8", "ASCII//translit//IGNORE", unicode:characters_to_binary("fooÔ")).
{ok,<<"foo^O">>}
4> baberl_plurals:pluralize(noun, "cat").
"cats"
5> baberl_plurals:pluralize(noun, "half").
"halves"
6> baberl_plurals:pluralize(verb, "am").
"are"
7> baberl_plurals:pluralize(verb, "ran").
"ran"
8> baberl_numbers:ordinal(123).
"123rd"
9> baberl_numbers:ordinate(1001).
"one thousand one"
10> baberl_numbers:ordinate(123456789).
"one hundred twenty three million four hundred fifty six thousand seven hundred eighty nine"

Hurray!

The baberl.app file is also included for OTP distribution.

License

Copyright (c) 2009 Electronic Arts, Inc.

This library was developed by Electronic Arts and is open source under the MIT license.

Credits

Kevin A. Smith kevin@hypotheticalabs.com
Nick Gerakines nick@gerakines.net

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