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Locale::Maketext::Simple(3pm)	 Perl Programmers Reference Guide   Locale::Maketext::Simple(3pm)

NAME
       Locale::Maketext::Simple - Simple interface to Locale::Maketext::Lexicon

VERSION
       This document describes version 0.18 of Locale::Maketext::Simple, released Septermber 8,
       2006.

SYNOPSIS
       Minimal setup (looks for auto/Foo/*.po and auto/Foo/*.mo):

	   package Foo;
	   use Locale::Maketext::Simple;       # exports 'loc'
	   loc_lang('fr');		       # set language to French
	   sub hello {
	       print loc("Hello, [_1]!", "World");
	   }

       More sophisticated example:

	   package Foo::Bar;
	   use Locale::Maketext::Simple (
	       Class	   => 'Foo',	   # search in auto/Foo/
	       Style	   => 'gettext',   # %1 instead of [_1]
	       Export	   => 'maketext',  # maketext() instead of loc()
	       Subclass    => 'L10N',	   # Foo::L10N instead of Foo::I18N
	       Decode	   => 1,	   # decode entries to unicode-strings
	       Encoding    => 'locale',    # but encode lexicons in current locale
					   # (needs Locale::Maketext::Lexicon 0.36)
	   );
	   sub japh {
	       print maketext("Just another %1 hacker", "Perl");
	   }

DESCRIPTION
       This module is a simple wrapper around Locale::Maketext::Lexicon, designed to alleviate
       the need of creating Language Classes for module authors.

       The language used is chosen from the loc_lang call. If a lookup is not possible, the
       i-default language will be used. If the lookup is not in the i-default language, then the
       key will be returned.

       If Locale::Maketext::Lexicon is not present, it implements a minimal localization function
       by simply interpolating "[_1]" with the first argument, "[_2]" with the second, etc.
       Interpolated function like "[quant,_1]" are treated as "[_1]", with the sole exception of
       "[tense,_1,X]", which will append "ing" to "_1" when X is "present", or appending "ed" to
       <_1> otherwise.

OPTIONS
       All options are passed either via the "use" statement, or via an explicit "import".

   Class
       By default, Locale::Maketext::Simple draws its source from the calling package's auto/
       directory; you can override this behaviour by explicitly specifying another package as
       "Class".

   Path
       If your PO and MO files are under a path elsewhere than "auto/", you may specify it using
       the "Path" option.

   Style
       By default, this module uses the "maketext" style of "[_1]" and "[quant,_1]" for
       interpolation.  Alternatively, you can specify the "gettext" style, which uses %1 and
       "%quant(%1)" for interpolation.

       This option is case-insensitive.

   Export
       By default, this module exports a single function, "loc", into its caller's namespace.
       You can set it to another name, or set it to an empty string to disable exporting.

   Subclass
       By default, this module creates an "::I18N" subclass under the caller's package (or the
       package specified by "Class"), and stores lexicon data in its subclasses.  You can assign
       a name other than "I18N" via this option.

   Decode
       If set to a true value, source entries will be converted into utf8-strings (available in
       Perl 5.6.1 or later).  This feature needs the Encode or Encode::compat module.

   Encoding
       Specifies an encoding to store lexicon entries, instead of utf8-strings.  If set to
       "locale", the encoding from the current locale setting is used.	Implies a true value for
       "Decode".

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
       Thanks to Jos I. Boumans for suggesting this module to be written.

       Thanks to Chia-Liang Kao for suggesting "Path" and "loc_lang".

SEE ALSO
       Locale::Maketext, Locale::Maketext::Lexicon

AUTHORS
       Audrey Tang <cpan@audreyt.org>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 by Audrey Tang <cpan@audreyt.org>.

       This software is released under the MIT license cited below.  Additionally, when this
       software is distributed with Perl Kit, Version 5, you may also redistribute it and/or
       modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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       publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons
       to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

       The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or
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       PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE
       FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR
       OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
       DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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