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Pod::Escapes(3pm)					 Perl Programmers Reference Guide					 Pod::Escapes(3pm)

NAME
Pod::Escapes -- for resolving Pod E<...> sequences
SYNOPSIS
use Pod::Escapes qw(e2char); ...la la la, parsing POD, la la la... $text = e2char($e_node->label); unless(defined $text) { print "Unknown E sequence \"", $e_node->label, "\"!"; } ...else print/interpolate $text...
DESCRIPTION
This module provides things that are useful in decoding Pod E<...> sequences. Presumably, it should be used only by Pod parsers and/or formatters. By default, Pod::Escapes exports none of its symbols. But you can request any of them to be exported. Either request them individually, as with "use Pod::Escapes qw(symbolname symbolname2...);", or you can do "use Pod::Escapes qw(:ALL);" to get all exportable symbols.
GOODIES
e2char($e_content) Given a name or number that could appear in a "E<name_or_num>" sequence, this returns the string that it stands for. For example, "e2char('sol')", "e2char('47')", "e2char('0x2F')", and "e2char('057')" all return "/", because "E<sol>", "E<47>", "E<0x2f>", and "E<057>", all mean "/". If the name has no known value (as with a name of "qacute") or is syntactally invalid (as with a name of "1/4"), this returns undef. e2charnum($e_content) Given a name or number that could appear in a "E<name_or_num>" sequence, this returns the number of the Unicode character that this stands for. For example, "e2char('sol')", "e2char('47')", "e2char('0x2F')", and "e2char('057')" all return 47, because "E<sol>", "E<47>", "E<0x2f>", and "E<057>", all mean "/", whose Unicode number is 47. If the name has no known value (as with a name of "qacute") or is syntactally invalid (as with a name of "1/4"), this returns undef. $Name2character{name} Maps from names (as in "E<name>") like "eacute" or "sol" to the string that each stands for. Note that this does not include numerics (like "64" or "x981c"). Under old Perl versions (before 5.7) you get a "?" in place of characters whose Unicode value is over 255. $Name2character_number{name} Maps from names (as in "E<name>") like "eacute" or "sol" to the Unicode value that each stands for. For example, $Name2character_number{'eacute'} is 201, and $Name2character_number{'eacute'} is 8364. You get the correct Unicode value, regardless of the version of Perl you're using -- which differs from %Name2character's behavior under pre-5.7 Perls. Note that this hash does not include numerics (like "64" or "x981c"). $Latin1Code_to_fallback{integer} For numbers in the range 160(0x00A0) to 255(0x00FF), this maps from the character code for a Latin-1 character (like 233 for lowercase e-acute) to the US-ASCII character that best aproximates it (like "e"). You may find this useful if you are rendering POD in a format that you think deals well only with US-ASCII characters. $Latin1Char_to_fallback{character} Just as above, but maps from characters (like "\xE9", lowercase e-acute) to characters (like "e"). $Code2USASCII{integer} This maps from US-ASCII codes (like 32) to the corresponding character (like space, for 32). Only characters 32 to 126 are defined. This is meant for use by "e2char($x)" when it senses that it's running on a non-ASCII platform (where chr(32) doesn't get you a space -- but $Code2USASCII{32} will). It's documented here just in case you might find it useful.
CAVEATS
On Perl versions before 5.7, Unicode characters with a value over 255 (like lambda or emdash) can't be conveyed. This module does work under such early Perl versions, but in the place of each such character, you get a "?". Latin-1 characters (characters 160-255) are unaffected. Under EBCDIC platforms, "e2char($n)" may not always be the same as "chr(e2charnum($n))", and ditto for $Name2character{$name} and "chr($Name2character_number{$name})".
SEE ALSO
perlpod perlpodspec Text::Unidecode
COPYRIGHT AND DISCLAIMERS
Copyright (c) 2001-2004 Sean M. Burke. All rights reserved. This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Portions of the data tables in this module are derived from the entity declarations in the W3C XHTML specification. Currently (October 2001), that's these three: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml-lat1.ent http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml-special.ent http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml-symbol.ent
AUTHOR
Sean M. Burke "sburke@cpan.org" perl v5.16.3 2013-02-26 Pod::Escapes(3pm)