underscore.inflections

Port of ActiveSupport::Inflector::Inflections for underscore.js

underscore.inflections

Port of ActiveSupport::Inflector::Inflections for Underscore.js.

Works with browser or Node.js.

I created this underscore mixin after trying out every other inflection library out there. I've created this as a direct port of Rails' version as much as possible.

Note that right now, this only handles methods found in ActiveSupport::Inflector::Inflections since that's all I need right now. I may eventually split this out into separate inflector mixins that match all of ActiveSupport's.

Include both underscore.js and underscore.inflections on your page:

<script src="underscore.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="underscore.inflections.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

First, install the mixin through npm:

npm install underscore.inflections

Require underscore.js and underscore.inflections:

var _ = require('underscore');
_.mixing(require('underscore.inflections'));

Note: When using underscore in Node's REPL, be sure to choose a variable other than _, as that is a special symbol used for showing the last return value.

Converts a word to its singular form.

Examples:

_.singularize('posts');    //=> 'post' 
_.singularize('octopi');   //=> 'octopus' 
_.singularize('sheep');    //=> 'sheep' 
_.singularize('words');    //=> 'words' 

Converts a word to its pluralized form.

Examples:

_.singularize('post');      //=> 'posts' 
_.singularize('octopus');   //=> 'octopi' 
_.singularize('sheep');     //=> 'sheep' 
_.singularize('words');     //=> 'words' 

Adds a rule for singularizing a word.

Example:

_.singular(/^(ox)en/i, '\1');

Adds a rule for pluralizing a word.

Example:

_.plural(/^(ox)$/i, '\1en');

Adds a rule for an irregular word.

Example:

_.irregular('person', 'people');

Adds a rule for an uncountable word or words.

Example:

_.uncountable(['fish', 'sheep']);

MIT. See LICENSE.