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       Text::Kakasi - perl frontend to kakasi


         use Text::Kakasi;
         # functional
         $res = Text::Kakasi::getopt_argv('-JJ', '-c', '-w');
         $str = Text::Kakasi::do_kakasi($japanese_text);
         # object-oriented
         $obj = Text::Kakasi->new('-JJ', '-c', '-w');
         $str = $obj->get($japanese_text);


       This module provides interface to kakasi (kanji kana simple inverter).  kakasi is a set of
       programs and libraries which does what Japanese input methods do in reverse order.  You
       feed Japanese and kakasi converts it to phonetic representation thereof.  kakasi can also
       be used to tokenizing Japanese text. To find more about kakasi, see
       <> .

       Text::Kakasi now features both functional and object-oriented APIs.  functional APIs are
       100% compatible with ver. 1.05.  But to take advantage of "Perl 5.8 Features", you should
       use OOP APIs instead.

       See Text::Kakasi::JP for the Japanese version of this document.

Functional APIs

       Note "Text::Kakasi::" is omitted.  Text::Kakasi does not export these functions by
       default.  You can import these function as follows;

         use Text::Kakasi qw/getopt_argv do_kakasi/;

       $err = getopt_argv($arg1, $arg2, ...)
         initializes kakasi with options options are the same as "kakasi" command.  Here is the
         summery as of kakasi 2.3.4.

           -a[jE] -j[aE] -g[ajE] -k[ajKH]
           -E[aj] -K[ajkH] -H[ajkK] -J[ajkKH]
           -r{hepburn,kunrei} -p -s -f -c"chars"
            [jisyo1, jisyo2,,,]

           Character Sets:
                a: ascii  j: jisroman  g: graphic  k: kana
                (j,k     defined in jisx0201)
                E: kigou  K: katakana  H: hiragana J: kanji
                (E,K,H,J defined in jisx0208)

             -i: input coding system    -o: output coding system
             -r: romaji conversion system
             -p: list all readings (with -J option)
             -s: insert separate characters (with -J option)
             -f: furigana mode (with -J option)
             -c: skip chars within jukugo
                 (with -J option: default TAB CR LF BLANK)
             -C: romaji Capitalize (with -Ja or -Jj option)
             -U: romaji Upcase     (with -Ja or -Jj option)
             -u: call fflush() after 1 character output
             -w: wakatigaki mode

         Returns 0 on success and nonzero on failure.

         Unlike version 1.x where you have to start the first argument with "kakasi", you can
         omit that in version 2.x (adding "kakasi" does not harm so compatibility is preserved).

       $result_str = do_kakasi($str)
         apply kakasi to $str and returns result. If anything goes wrong it return "undef".

         closes dictionary files which are implicitly opened.  This function is for backward
         compatibity only and you should never have to use this function today.

Object-Oriented APIs

       As of 2.0, Text::Kakasi also offers OOP APIs.

       $k = Text::Kakasi->new($args ...)
         Constructs object.  When argument is fed, it is the same as
         "Text::Kakasi->new->set($args ...)"

       $k->set($args ...)
         OOP interface to "getopt_argv".

           my $k = Text::Kakasi->new;
           $k->set('-w'); # Text::Kakasi::getopt_argv('-w');

         Unlike "getopt_argv()" which returns the status, "set" returns the object itself so you
         can go like this;

           my $tokenized = $k->set('-w')->get($raw_japanese);

         To get the status of "$k->set", use "$k->error".

         See also "Perl 5.8 Features".

         returns the status of last method.

       $result = $k->get($raw_japanese);
         OOP interface to "do_kakasi".  The following codes are equivalent.

           # Functional
           getopt_argv('-w'); $result = do_kakasi($raw_japanese);
           # OOP

Perl 5.8 Features

       Perl 5.8 introduces Encode module which transcodes various encodings.  This module takes
       advantage of this feature but to keep backward compatibility with version 1.x, This
       feature is enabled only when you use OOP interface (version 1.x only provided functional

       On Perl 5.8 and up, "-iencoding" and "-oencoding"are handled by Encode module so you can
       use encodings Kakasi does not suppport such as utf8.  In other words,

         $result = $k->set(qw/-iutf8 -outf8 -w/)->get($utf8);

       Is analogous to:

         $euc = encode('eucjp' => $utf8);
         $tmp = do_kakasi($euc);
         $result = decode('eucjp' => $tmp);

       When you specify "-outf8", "$k->get" will return the string with utf8 flag on.

       You can suppress this feature by setting $Text::Kakasi::HAS_ENCODE to 0 in which case this
       feature is not used.


       kakasi(1), <>,Encode,perlunicode


         (C) 1998, 1999, 2000 NOKUBI Takatsugu <>
         (C) 2003 Dan Kogai <>

       There is no warranty for this free software. Anyone can modify and/or redistribute this
       module under GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE. See COPYING file that is included in the archive
       for more details.