unidecode

A library for transliteratively converting UTF-8 text to US-ASCII.

Usage

require "rubygems"
require "unidecode"

puts "Михаил Горбачёв".to_ascii # => "Mikhail Gorbachiov"

Requirements

Just regular, ol' Ruby with the standard YAML library.

Note

This code is a Ruby port of Sean M. Burke's Perl library Text::Unidecode, search.cpan.org/~sburke/Text-Unidecode-0.04/lib/Text/Unidecode.pm. The same caveats, notes, and constraints listed there apply here though the Ruby implementation here is slightly different, specifically the addition of String#to_ascii.

Contact

You can contact me via email (rsl@luckysneaks.com) or the Google Group I've set up at groups.google.com/group/unidecode.

Thanks

Thanks to Brian Cully <bjc@kublai.com> and RubyPanther for all their patience and assistance.

Copyright

Copyright © 2007 Russell Norris

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