🈂️ A Romaji/Kana conversion library for Python
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python-romkan

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python-romkan is a Romaji/Kana conversion library for Python, which is used to convert a Japanese Romaji (ローマ字) string to a Japanese Kana (仮名) string or vice versa.

It is the Pythonic port of Ruby/Romkan, originally authored by Satoru Takabayashi and ported by Masato Hagiwara.

python-romkan works on Python 2 and Python 3 (fully tested on Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3 and PyPy). It handles both Katakana (片仮名) and Hiragana (平仮名) with the Hepburn (ヘボン式) romanization system, as well as the modern Kunrei-shiki (訓令式) romanization system.

Project homepage: http://www.soimort.org/python-romkan

Fork me on GitHub: https://github.com/soimort/python-romkan

Installation

1. Install via Pip:

$ pip install romkan

2. Install via EasyInstall:

$ easy_install romkan

3. Install from Git:

$ git clone git://github.com/soimort/python-romkan.git
$ python setup.py install

Usage

Python 3.x:

$ python
>>> import romkan
>>> print(romkan.to_roma("にんじゃ"))
ninja
>>> print(romkan.to_hepburn("にんじゃ"))
ninja
>>> print(romkan.to_kunrei("にんじゃ"))
ninzya
>>> print(romkan.to_hiragana("ninja"))
にんじゃ
>>> print(romkan.to_katakana("ninja"))
ニンジャ

Python 2.x:

$ python2
>>> import romkan
>>> print romkan.to_roma(u"にんじゃ")
ninja
>>> print romkan.to_hepburn(u"にんじゃ")
ninja
>>> print romkan.to_kunrei(u"にんじゃ")
ninzya
>>> print romkan.to_hiragana("ninja")
にんじゃ
>>> print romkan.to_katakana("ninja")
ニンジャ

API Reference

  • to_katakana(string)

Convert a Romaji (ローマ字) to a Katakana (片仮名).

  • to_hiragana(string)

Convert a Romaji (ローマ字) to a Hiragana (平仮名).

  • to_kana(string)

Convert a Romaji (ローマ字) to a Katakana (片仮名). (same as to_katakana)

  • to_hepburn(string)

Convert a Kana (仮名) or a Kunrei-shiki Romaji (訓令式ローマ字) to a Hepburn Romaji (ヘボン式ローマ字).

  • to_kunrei(string)

Convert a Kana (仮名) or a Hepburn Romaji (ヘボン式ローマ字) to a Kunrei-shiki Romaji (訓令式ローマ字).

  • to_roma(string)

Convert a Kana (仮名) to a Hepburn Romaji (ヘボン式ローマ字).

License

python-romkan is licensed under the BSD license.