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Re: Phonetic Translation

by benn (Priest)
on Aug 27, 2003 at 18:13 UTC ( #287121=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Phonetic Translation

Further to Paladin's fine answer, I'd just add a couple of points...

You'll probably want to lc either $line or each split character, unless you want to distinguish between upper and lower, in which case (forgive the pun) you'll need something like 'a'=>alpha, 'A'=>ALPHA in your lookup hash.

Whitespace may also be confusing to the user - certain rendering systems (HTML for instance) ignore multiple spaces, so you may want to add something like ' '=>'space'.

Cheers, Ben.


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Re: Re: Phonetic Translation
by tcf22 (Priest) on Aug 27, 2003 at 20:07 UTC
    If the case matters, you could use this
    my %trans = ( a => "alpha", b => "beta", ... z => "zulu" ); my $line = 'AbZaBz'; foreach (split //, $line) { if (exists $trans{lc($_)}) { print (($_ ne lc($_)) ? uc($trans{lc($_)}) : $trans{$_}); } else { print $_; } print ' '; } __OUTPUT__ ALPHA beta ZULU alpha BETA zulu

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