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Locale::Language

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Locale::Language

NAME

Locale::Language - standard codes for language identification

SYNOPSIS

  1. use Locale::Language;
  2. $lang = code2language('en'); # $lang gets 'English'
  3. $code = language2code('French'); # $code gets 'fr'
  4. @codes = all_language_codes();
  5. @names = all_language_names();

DESCRIPTION

The Locale::Language module provides access to standard codes used for identifying languages, such as those as defined in ISO 639.

Most of the routines take an optional additional argument which specifies the code set to use. If not specified, the default ISO 639 two-letter codes will be used.

SUPPORTED CODE SETS

There are several different code sets you can use for identifying languages. The ones currently supported are:

  • alpha-2

    This is the set of two-letter (lowercase) codes from ISO 639, such as 'he' for Hebrew.

    This code set is identified with the symbol LOCALE_LANG_ALPHA_2 .

    This is the default code set.

  • alpha-3

    This is the set of three-letter (lowercase) bibliographic codes from ISO 639, such as 'heb' for Hebrew.

    This code set is identified with the symbol LOCALE_LANG_ALPHA_3 .

  • term

    This is the set of three-letter (lowercase) terminologic codes from ISO 639.

    This code set is identified with the symbol LOCALE_LANG_TERM .

ROUTINES

  • code2language ( CODE [,CODESET] )
  • language2code ( NAME [,CODESET] )
  • language_code2code ( CODE ,CODESET ,CODESET2 )
  • all_language_codes ( [CODESET] )
  • all_language_names ( [CODESET] )
  • Locale::Language::rename_language ( CODE ,NEW_NAME [,CODESET] )
  • Locale::Language::add_language ( CODE ,NAME [,CODESET] )
  • Locale::Language::delete_language ( CODE [,CODESET] )
  • Locale::Language::add_language_alias ( NAME ,NEW_NAME )
  • Locale::Language::delete_language_alias ( NAME )
  • Locale::Language::rename_language_code ( CODE ,NEW_CODE [,CODESET] )
  • Locale::Language::add_language_code_alias ( CODE ,NEW_CODE [,CODESET] )
  • Locale::Language::delete_language_code_alias ( CODE [,CODESET] )

    These routines are all documented in the Locale::Codes man page.

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

See Locale::Codes for full author history.

Currently maintained by Sullivan Beck (sbeck@cpan.org).

COPYRIGHT

  1. Copyright (c) 1997-2001 Canon Research Centre Europe (CRE).
  2. Copyright (c) 2001-2010 Neil Bowers
  3. Copyright (c) 2010-2011 Sullivan Beck

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.