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Locale::Maketext::Simple

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Locale::Maketext::Simple

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):

  1. package Foo;
  2. use Locale::Maketext::Simple; # exports 'loc'
  3. loc_lang('fr'); # set language to French
  4. sub hello {
  5. print loc("Hello, [_1]!", "World");
  6. }

More sophisticated example:

  1. package Foo::Bar;
  2. use Locale::Maketext::Simple (
  3. Class => 'Foo', # search in auto/Foo/
  4. Style => 'gettext', # %1 instead of [_1]
  5. Export => 'maketext', # maketext() instead of loc()
  6. Subclass => 'L10N', # Foo::L10N instead of Foo::I18N
  7. Decode => 1, # decode entries to unicode-strings
  8. Encoding => 'locale', # but encode lexicons in current locale
  9. # (needs Locale::Maketext::Lexicon 0.36)
  10. );
  11. sub japh {
  12. print maketext("Just another %1 hacker", "Perl");
  13. }

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 <cpan@audreyt.org>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 by Audrey Tang <cpan@audreyt.org>.

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.

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