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    Speakingurl

    Generate of so called "static" or "nice-looking" or "slug" or "SpeakingURL" from a string.
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    SpeakingURL

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    Generate a slug with a lot of options; create a so-called Semantic URL or 'Clean URL' or 'Pretty URL' or 'nice-looking URL' or 'Speaking URL' or 'user-friendly URL' or 'SEO-friendly URL' from a string. This module aims to transliterate the input string.

    For use in browser and server - no dependencies!

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    Installation

    npm

    npm install speakingurl --save
    

    yarn

    yarn add speakingurl --dev
    

    Bower

    bower install --save speakingurl
    

    Component

    component install pid/speakingurl
    

    Ruby on Rails

    # Add to Gemfile
    gem 'speakingurl-rails'
    

    Download Package

    copy the file speakingurl.min.js to your script directory

    CDN/cloudflare

    available versions:

    CDN/maxcdn

    available versions:

    Usage

    getSlug(input, [options]);

    input: {string} to convert

    options {object|string} config object or separator string (see below)

    • options {object}

      • separator {string} default: '-'
        • char that replaces the whitespaces
      • lang {string|boolean} default: 'en' // ISO 639-1 Codes
        • language specific transliteration (
          • 'ar' // Arabic
          • 'az' // Azerbaijani*
          • 'cs' // Czech
          • 'de' // German
          • 'dv' // Divehi
          • 'en' // English
          • 'es' // Spanish
          • 'fa' // Persian
          • 'fi' // Finnish
          • 'fr' // French
          • 'ge' // Georgian
          • 'gr' // Greek*
          • 'hu' // Hungarian
          • 'it' // Italian
          • 'lt' // Lithuanian*
          • 'lv' // Latvian
          • 'my' // Burmese
          • 'mk' // Macedonian*
          • 'nl' // Dutch
          • 'pl' // Polish
          • 'pt' // Portuguese
          • 'ro' // Romanian
          • 'ru' // Russian
          • 'sv' // Swedish
          • 'sk' // Slovak
          • 'sr' // Serbian*
          • 'tr' // Turkish
          • 'uk' // Ukranian
          • 'vn' // Vietnamese
      • symbols {boolean} default: true
        • false -> don't convert symbols
        • true -> convert symbols according to the 'lang' setting
      • maintainCase {boolean} default: false
        • true -> maintain case chars
        • false -> convert all chars to lower case
      • titleCase {boolean|array} default: false
        • true -> convert input string to title-case
        • array -> titlecase = true, but omit the words from in the array
      • truncate {number} default: 0
        • 0 -> don't trim length
        • >= 1 -> trim to max length while not breaking any words
      • uric {boolean} default: false
        • true -> additionally allow chars: ";", "?", ":", "@", "&", "=", "+", "\$", ",", "/"
        • false
      • uricNoSlash {boolean} default: false
        • true -> additionally allow chars: ";", "?", ":", "@", "&", "=", "+", "\$", ","
      • mark {boolean} default: false
        • true -> additionally allow chars: "-", "_", ".", "!", "~", "*", "'", "(", ")"
      • custom {object|array} default: {}
        • object -> custom map for translation, overwrites all i.e. { '&': '#', '*': ' star ' }
        • array -> add chars to allowed charMap (see example)
    • options {string} separator

    notes: default only Base64 chars are allowed (/A-Za-z0-9_-/), setting uric, uricNoSlash or/and mark to true will add the specified chars to the list of allowed characters. The separator-character is always allowed.

    Node.js
    var getSlug = require('speakingurl');
    
    Browser
    <script src="bower_components/speakingurl/speakingurl.min.js"></script>
    

    Ruby on Rails

    # Add to application.js
    //= require speakingurl
    

    Examples

    var slug;
    
    slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !");
    console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel-laesst-gruessen-bel-ete
    
    slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", '*');
    console.log(slug); // Output: schoener*titel*laesst*gruessen*bel*ete
    
    slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
            separator: '_'
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: schoener_titel_laesst_gruessen_bel_ete
    
    slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
            uric: true
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel-laesst-gruessen?-bel-ete
    
    slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
            uricNoSlash: true
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel-laesst-gruessen?-bel-ete
    
    slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
            mark: true
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel-laesst-gruessen!-bel-ete-!
    
    slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
            truncate: 20
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: schoener-titel
    
    slug = getSlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !", {
            maintainCase: true
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: Schoener-Titel-laesst-gruessen-Bel-ete
    
    slug = getSlug("Äpfel & Birnen!", {
            lang: 'de'
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: aepfel-und-birnen
    
    slug = getSlug("မြန်မာ သာဓက", {
            lang: 'my'
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: myanma-thadak
    
    slug = getSlug('މިއަދަކީ ހދ ރީތި ދވހކވ', {
            lang: 'dv'
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: miadhakee hd reethi dvhkv
    
    slug = getSlug("Apple & Pear!", {
            lang: 'en' // lang: "en" is default, just to clarify
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: apple-and-pear
    
    slug = getSlug('Foo & Bar * Baz', {
            custom: {
                '&': ' doo '
            },
            uric:true
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: foo-doo-bar-baz
    
    slug = getSlug('Foo ♥ Bar');
    console.log(slug); // Output: foo-love-bar
    
    slug = getSlug('Foo & Bar | (Baz) * Doo', {
            custom: {
                '*': 'Boo'
            },
            mark:true
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: foo-and-bar-or-(baz)-boo-doo
    
    slug = getSlug('Foo and Bar or Baz', {
            custom: {
                'and': 'und',
                'or': ''
            }
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: foo-und-bar-baz
    
    slug = getSlug('[Knöpfe]', {
            custom: [
                '[',
                ']'
            ]
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: [knoepfe]
    
    slug = getSlug('NEXUS4 only $299');
    console.log(slug); // Output: nexus-4-only-usd299
    
    slug = getSlug('NEXUS4 only €299', {
            maintainCase: true
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: NEXUS-4-only-EUR299
    
    slug = getSlug('Don\'t drink and drive', {
            titleCase: true
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: Don-t-Drink-And-Drive
    
    slug = getSlug('Don\'t drink and drive', {
            titleCase: ['and']
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: Don-t-Drink-and-Drive
    
    slug = getSlug('Foo & Bar ♥ Foo < Bar', {
            lang: false
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: foo-bar-foo-bar
    
    slug = getSlug('Foo & Bar ♥ Foo < Bar', {
            symbols: false
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: foo-bar-foo-bar
    
    slug = getSlug('ä♥ä', {
            lang: 'tr',
            symbols: false
        });
    console.log(slug); // Output: a
    

    createSlug([options])

    options: {object|string} config object or separator string (see above)

    Create your own specially configured function.

    var options = {
            maintainCase: true,
            separator: '_'
        };
    
    var mySlug = require('speakingurl').createSlug(options);
    // in browser:
    // var mySlug = createSlug(options);
    
    var slug = mySlug("Schöner Titel läßt grüßen!? Bel été !");
    console.log(slug); // Output: Schoener_Titel_laesst_gruessen_Bel_ete
    

    Create your own specially configured function with title-case feature.

    var options = {
            titleCase: [
                "a","an","and","as","at","but",
                "by","en","for","if","in","nor",
                "of","on","or","per","the","to","vs"
            ]
        };
    
    var mySlug = require('speakingurl').createSlug(options);
    // in browser:
    // var mySlug = createSlug(options);
    
    var slug = mySlug('welcome to the jungle');
    console.log(slug); // Output: Welcome-to-the-Jungle
    

    Changelog

    see CHANGELOG.md

    Tests

    Build Status

    npm test
    

    Contribution

    
    # fork pid/speakingurl on Github
    $ git clone git@github.com:<YOUR_USER>/speakingurl.git
    $ cd speakingurl
    $ npm install
    # add your stuff
    # add tests
    # add example for new feature
    # add release info to CHANGELOG.md
    # add description/example to README.md
    $ gulp
    $ commit files (speakingurl.min.js,...)
    # if everything works fine, commit, push to your repository
    # create pull request
    

    Release

    $ gulp bumpup --patch  # --minor # --major
    $ gulp
    $ gulp release
    

    Release to RubyGems.org

    $ gulp
    $ gem build speakingurl-rails.gemspec
    $ gem push speakingurl-rails-x.x.x.gem
    

    References

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    License

    The BSD 3-Clause License (BSD3)

    Copyright (c) 2013-2017 Sascha Droste pid@posteo.net All rights reserved.

    Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

    • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
    • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
    • Neither the name of the author nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

    THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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