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NAME

       Locale::RecodeData - Abstract Base Class for Charset Converters

SYNOPSIS

           # For compatibility with Perl 5.005 and earlier, you must
           # *use* the module before inheriting from it!
           use qw (Locale::RecodeData);
           use base qw (Locale::RecodeData);

DESCRIPTION

       The module Locale::RecodeData serves as an abstract base class to all converters used by
       Locale::Recode(3).

       Adding new conversion modules is currently not straightforward, and you will have to edit
       the sources of some modules for that purpose.

       First, you have to add your new converter class to the list found in
       Locale::_Conversions(3), so that Locale::Recode(3) knows about its presence.  If there are
       valid aliases for the codeset of your converter, you will also have to edit
       Locale::_Aliases(3).

       Finally, you have to implement the (protected) conversion routine _recode().  See below
       ("INTERFACE") for details.

CONSTRUCTOR

       new (from => FROM_CODESET, to => TO_CODESET)
           The constructor takes two (named) arguments:

           from    The canonical name of the source codeset.  Aliases have already been resolved
                   and the name is converted to uppercase.

           to      The canonical name of the destination codeset.  Aliases have already been
                   resolved and the name is converted to uppercase.

           You normally don't have to implement the constructor.  The default constructor
           implemented here will store the source and destination codesets in the protected
           members "_from" and "_to".

METHODS

       The class implements one method:

       _getError
           Returns the (protected) member "_error".

INTERFACE

       New conversion classes must provide the following interface:

       new (from => FROM_CODESET, to => TO_CODESET)
           The constructor takes two (named) arguments:

           from    The canonical name of the source codeset.  Aliases have already been resolved
                   and the name is converted to uppercase.

           to      The canonical name of the destination codeset.  Aliases have already been
                   resolved and the name is converted to uppercase.

       _getError
           Should return the last error (as a string) or false if there was no error.

           This method is implemented in the base class already.

       _recode STRINGREF
           Should convert the argument "STRINGREF" in-place.  In case of failure, return false,
           and make provisions that the method "_getError()" returns an informative error
           message.

AUTHOR

       Copyright (C) 2002-2016 Guido Flohr <http://www.guido-flohr.net/>
       (<mailto:guido.flohr@cantanea.com>), all rights reserved.  See the source code for
       details!code for details!

SEE ALSO

       Locale::Recode::_Aliases(3pm), Locale::Recode::_Conversions(3pm), Locale::Recode(3pm),
       perl(1)

POD ERRORS

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