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Locale::Maketext::Simple

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3perl)
Updated: 2007-12-18
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NAME

Locale::Maketext::Simple - Simple interface to Locale::Maketext::Lexicon  

VERSION

This document describes version 0.18 of Locale::Maketext::Simple, released Septermber 8, 2006.  

SYNOPSIS

Minimal setup (looks for auto/Foo/*.po and auto/Foo/*.mo):

    package Foo;
    use Locale::Maketext::Simple;       # exports 'loc'
    loc_lang('fr');                     # set language to French
    sub hello {
        print loc("Hello, [_1]!", "World");
    }

More sophisticated example:

    package Foo::Bar;
    use Locale::Maketext::Simple (
        Class       => 'Foo',       # search in auto/Foo/
        Style       => 'gettext',   # %1 instead of [_1]
        Export      => 'maketext',  # maketext() instead of loc()
        Subclass    => 'L10N',      # Foo::L10N instead of Foo::I18N
        Decode      => 1,           # decode entries to unicode-strings
        Encoding    => 'locale',    # but encode lexicons in current locale
                                    # (needs Locale::Maketext::Lexicon 0.36)
    );
    sub japh {
        print maketext("Just another %1 hacker", "Perl");
    }

 

DESCRIPTION

This module is a simple wrapper around Locale::Maketext::Lexicon, designed to alleviate the need of creating Language Classes for module authors.

If Locale::Maketext::Lexicon is not present, it implements a minimal localization function by simply interpolating "[_1]" with the first argument, "[_2]" with the second, etc. Interpolated function like "[quant,_1]" are treated as "[_1]", with the sole exception of "[tense,_1,X]", which will append "ing" to "_1" when X is "present", or appending "ed" to <_1> otherwise.  

OPTIONS

All options are passed either via the "use" statement, or via an explicit "import".  

Class

By default, Locale::Maketext::Simple draws its source from the calling package's auto/ directory; you can override this behaviour by explicitly specifying another package as "Class".  

Path

If your PO and MO files are under a path elsewhere than "auto/", you may specify it using the "Path" option.  

Style

By default, this module uses the "maketext" style of "[_1]" and "[quant,_1]" for interpolation. Alternatively, you can specify the "gettext" style, which uses %1 and "%quant(%1)" for interpolation.

This option is case-insensitive.  

Export

By default, this module exports a single function, "loc", into its caller's namespace. You can set it to another name, or set it to an empty string to disable exporting.  

Subclass

By default, this module creates an "::I18N" subclass under the caller's package (or the package specified by "Class"), and stores lexicon data in its subclasses. You can assign a name other than "I18N" via this option.  

Decode

If set to a true value, source entries will be converted into utf8-strings (available in Perl 5.6.1 or later). This feature needs the Encode or Encode::compat module.  

Encoding

Specifies an encoding to store lexicon entries, instead of utf8-strings. If set to "locale", the encoding from the current locale setting is used. Implies a true value for "Decode".  

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Thanks to Jos I. Boumans for suggesting this module to be written.

Thanks to Chia-Liang Kao for suggesting "Path" and "loc_lang".  

SEE ALSO

Locale::Maketext, Locale::Maketext::Lexicon  

AUTHORS

Audrey Tang <[email protected]>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 by Audrey Tang <[email protected]>.

This software is released under the MIT license cited below. Additionally, when this software is distributed with Perl Kit, Version 5, you may also redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.  

The MIT License

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The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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Index

NAME
VERSION
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
Class
Path
Style
Export
Subclass
Decode
Encoding
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS
COPYRIGHT
The MIT License

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