The Encode package

[ Tags: codec, gpl, library, program, text ] [ Propose Tags ]

The Encode library provides a unified interface for converting strings from different encodings into a common representation, and vice versa. This representation is isomorphic to the Unicode character set, and the encodings can be both standard and user-defined. For this purpose, the Encode module defines the Encode.UPoint data type and the Encode.Encoding type class with the encode and decode methods.

The Encode library is being proposed as a Haskell analogy to the Encode extension in Perl,

The Main.Encode and Main.Decode programs mimick the function calls to encode and decode, respectively, with the following usage:

   decode ArabTeX < decode.d | encode Buckwalter > encode.d

   decode MacArabic < data.MacArabic > data.UTF8

   encode WinArabic < data.UTF8 > data.WinArabic

The installation instructions are given in INSTALL. For the list of supported encoding schemes, please refer to Encode and the source files of the programs. With the executables, the naming of encodings is case-insensitive and some further options are allowed:

 encode|decode [--OPTIONS] [ENCODING]
   -h       --help         show usage information
   -l       --lines        use line-oriented mode
   -p text  --prefix=text  prefix input with text
   -s text  --suffix=text  suffix input with text
   -v       --version      show program's version

The PureFP library is an edited excerpt from the Functional Parsing library developed by Peter Ljunglöf in his licenciate thesis Pure Functional Parsing – an advanced tutorial, Göteborg University and Chalmers University of Technology, April 2002,

Encode PureFP

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Versions 0.7, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.5, 1.3.6, 1.3.7, 1.3.8
Dependencies base (<5.0), Cabal, containers, mtl [details]
License GPL
Copyright 2016
Author Otakar Smrz
Maintainer otakar-smrz
Category Text, Codec
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Uploaded Thu May 26 21:40:04 UTC 2016 by OtakarSmrz
Distributions NixOS:1.3.8
Executables decode, encode
Downloads 3026 total (19 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs available [build log]
Last success reported on 2016-05-26 [all 1 reports]
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Readme for Encode-1.3.8

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Installing Encode Arabic

This package is prepared with Cabal. You need to install Haskell Platform to get it along with the Haskell compiler.

When done with the above, open the command line, navigate to this directory of the repository, and run the following:

cabal update
cabal install

You should then have this package installed, including the library and the binaries:

encode --help
decode --help

Enjoy! ^^