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latinize

Simple library to convert accents (diacritics) from strings to latin characters.

Latinize.js

Simple library to convert accents (diacritics) from strings to latin characters.

Install

npm install latinize

or

bower install latinize

Usage

node.js

var latinize = require('latinize');
latinize('ỆᶍǍᶆṔƚÉ áéíóúýčďěňřšťžů'); // => 'ExAmPlE aeiouycdenrstzu' 

AMD

require(['latinize'], function(latinize){
  latinize('ỆᶍǍᶆṔƚÉ áéíóúýčďěňřšťžů');
});

browser

<script src="../latinize.js"></script>
<script>
    document.write(latinize('ỆᶍǍᶆṔƚÉ áéíóúýčďěňřšťžů'));
</script> 

You can use the latinize.characters object to access the translation table or to change the mapping:

latinize.characters['Ω'] = 'O';
 
// modify the behavior for German umlauts 
_.extend(latinize.characters,
  {'Ä': 'Ae', 'Ä': 'Ae', 'Ü': 'Ue', 'ä': 'ae', 'ö': 'oe', 'ü': 'ue'});

Details

Is is a lookup table taken from http://jsperf.com/latinize packaged for node and browser. Visit the link to see more approaches.