in reply to Transliteration inside an XML file

It looks like the code below would work with XML::Twig, provided you have the complete translation table. It's a bit hard to test it when the data you provided did not include any of the translitatration in the piece of %trans</%> that's included.

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use XML::Twig; my %trans = ( "t'i" =>'&#1090;&#1080;', "t'a" =>'&#1090;&#1103;', "t'u" =>'&#1090;&#1102;', "t'e" =>'&#1090;&#1077;', #It continues like this for several hundred lines, this is just a snip +pet. So it just goes through all character combinations and turns the + text to cyrillic. ); # Actual Translation Logic: my @signs = sort {length($b) <=> length($a)} keys %trans; @signs = map quotemeta($_), @signs; my $re = join '|', @signs, '.'; XML::Twig->new( twig_roots => { q{TIER[@LINGUISTIC_TYPE_REF='orthT' and @PARENT_REF='ref@S1' an +d @PARTICIPANT='S1' and @TIER_ID='orth@S1']/ANNOTATION/REF_ANNOTATION +/ANNOTATION_VALUE} => sub { my $in= $_->text; #warn "called text: ", $_->text, +"\n"; $in=~ s/($re)/exists($trans{$1}) ? $trans{$1} : $1/ +geo; $_->set_text( $in); $_->print; }, }, twig_print_outside_roots => 1, ) ->parsefile( 'in.xml');