A library for transliteratively converting UTF-8 text to US-ASCII.
require "rubygems" require "unidecode" puts "Михаил Горбачёв".to_ascii # => "Mikhail Gorbachiov"
Just regular, ol' Ruby with the standard YAML library.
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.
Thanks to Brian Cully <email@example.com> and RubyPanther for all their patience and assistance.
Copyright © 2007 Russell Norris
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