han

a module for tanslating Chinese(汉字) into pinyin

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a module for tanslating Chinese(汉字) into pinyin.

Installation

$ npm install han

Usage

1. han.letter()

han.letter(chinese ,[separator ,[callback(err, data)])

Use the letter method to translate Chinese in to english letter:

var han = require('han');

han.letter('中文') // zhongwen
han.letter('中文', '-') // zhong-wen
han.letter('中文', function(err, result){
  console.log(result) // zhongwen
})

The letter method has 3 params by default, they can all be optional, it depends on you(^^). follow the message below, you can also find it at lib/translate.js:

/* @param `chinese` {String} Chinese word
 * @param [optional] `separator` {String} separator for the letters
 * @param [optional] `callback(err, result)` {Function} if a callback is specified,
 *   the program will use an async way to do the translation 
 */

2. han.pinyin(chinese)

User the pinyin method to translate Chinese into Pinyin(letters with notation):

han.pinyin('中文') // [ [ 'zhōng', 'zhòng' ], [ 'wén', 'wèn' ] ]

// mixin are allowed, like:
han.pinyin('My Chinese name is 小鱼(sofish)');
// [ 'My Chinese name is ', [ 'xǐao' ], [ 'yú' ], '(sofish)' ]

// also running with messy code, see the testcase below

WHY the return value is an array?

Beause that a Chinese word always having more than one pronunciation. You may want to allow users to correct your output that is generated by your program in an automatic way(like google?! yep!).

Testcase

$ npm install han
# or git clone git://github.com/sofish/han.git

$ cd node_modules/han && node testcase.js

Translating Messy Code

Messy code? orginal file is here testcase.js:

var han = require('han');

console.log('orginal:要实现 Speaker Deck 那种中文转拼音的')
console.log(han.letter('要实现 Speaker Deck 那种中文转拼音的', '-'), '\n')
// orginal:要实现 Speaker Deck 那种中文转拼音的
// yao-shi-xian-speaker-deck-na-zhong-zhong-wen-zhuan-pin-yin-de

han.letter('中aaaaa中¢∞§¶•誩aa文喳aa', function(err, result){
  if(err) throw err;
  console.log('orginal:中aaaaa中¢∞§¶•誩aa文喳aa')
  console.log('callback:' + result, '\n')
  // orginal:中aaaaa中¢∞§¶•誩aa文喳aa
  // callback:zhong aaaaa 4e2da2 221ea7b6 2022 jing aa wen zha aa
});

han.letter('中EnglishWords¢∞§¶•ªº文', '-', function(err, result){
  console.log('orginal:中EnglishWords¢∞§¶•ªº文')
  console.log('callback:' + result)
  // original:中EnglishWords¢∞§¶•ªº文
  // callback:zhong-englishwords-221ea7b6-2022aaba-wen
});


console.log('original: My Chinese name is 小鱼(sofish)')
console.log(han.pinyin('My Chinese name is 小鱼(sofish)'))
// original: My Chinese name is 小鱼(sofish)
// [ 'My Chinese name is ', [ 'xǐao' ], [ 'yú' ], '(sofish)' ]

console.log('original: #$%^&*中23¢∞§¶•ª52849文@#$%^&*(意思,还有英文:english')
console.log(han.pinyin('#$%^&*中23¢∞§¶•ª52849文@#$%^&*(意思,还有英文:english'))
// original: #$%^&*中23¢∞§¶•ª52849文@#$%^&*(意思,还有英文:english
// [ '#$%^&*', [ 'zhōng', 'zhòng' ], '23¢∞§¶•ª52849', [ 'wén', 'wèn' ],
//  '@#$%^&*(', [ 'yì' ], [ 'sī', 'sì', 'sāi' ], ',', [ 'húan', 'hái', 'xúan' ],
//  [ 'yǒu', 'yòu' ], [ 'yīng', 'yāng' ], [ 'wén', 'wèn' ], ':english' ]

License

Licensed under MIT.

Contributers:

Specail thank to fayland for providing the unicode table of Chinese.

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