bacon/bacon-string-utils

BaconStringUtils contain utitilies to work with strings.

1.1.0 2014-10-11 16:58 UTC

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Introduction

BaconStringUtils contain utitilies to work with strings. The currently included components are:

  • BaconStringUtils\Slugifier URI-friendly slug generator.

    You sometimes need to display a text value in a URI, like for instance the title of an article in a blog URL, like those generated by wordpress. This component helps you to generate such a usable slug. It interally makes use of the BaconStringUtils\UniDecoder component also provided by this library.

  • BaconStringUtils\UniDecoder US-ASCII transliterations of Unicode text.

    It often happens that you have non-Roman text data in Unicode, but you can't display it -- usually because you're trying to show it to a user via an application that doesn't support Unicode, or because the fonts you need aren't accessible. You could represent the Unicode characters as "???????" or " BA A0q0...", but that's nearly useless to the user who actually wants to read what the text says.

    What this component provides is a method, 'decode(...)' that takes Unicode data and tries to represent it in ASCII characters (i.e., the universally displayable characters between 0x00 and 0x7F). The representation is almost always an attempt at transliteration -- i.e., conveying, in Roman letters, the pronunciation expressed by the text in some other writing system.

    For example "$decoder->decode('北亰')" returns "Bei Jing".

    This is a PHP port of the UniDecode Python module, which on the other hand is a port of the Text::Unidecode Perl module by Sean M. Burke sburke@cpan.org.