String#tr won't return the expected result for some sign with diacritics
Not much interest for the bug here, but I always appreciate to be given more context. So, as part of a larger project, I needed to utter every number from zero to 255 with a single syllable written as a consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) in IPA. To avoid ambiguity, the nomenclature should not collide with existing numerical terms like "six" and "ten" in any language for which the documentation was found. As it was not enough nerdy, I came with the idea to mark with diacritics primes and congruence with 2, 8, 12, 16 (optionally and without intended phonological alteration though). If you are curious about it, you can look at the algorithm I used to build the nomenclature matching the specification.
Code to reproduce the bug¶
#!/bin/env ruby translated = 'aeiou'.tr('aeiou', 'ą̂ę̂į̂ǫ̂ų̂') substitued = 'aeiou'.sub(/aeiou/, 'ą̂ę̂į̂ǫ̂ų̂') puts `ruby -v`, translated == substitued, translated, substitued # Actual result
On my box, this outputs:
ruby 2.7.0p0 (2019-12-25 revision 647ee6f091) [x86_64-linux] false ą̂ę̂į ą̂ę̂į̂ǫ̂ų̂
tr should return a congruent result: either it should fail for all signs with similar diacritics, or (preferably) return the specified Unicode glyph. That is, in the code above,
translated == substitued should be
I am not a Unicode Guru: maybe the missing signs generating the difference comes from the way they are encoded. I am aware that some glyphs come in duplicates: as solo code points vs. combined code point sequences. However I'm cannot tell if the above code uses a mixture of both.
Updated by nobu (Nobuyoshi Nakada) over 3 years ago
- Subject changed from String.tr won't return the expected result for some sign with diacritics to String#tr won't return the expected result for some sign with diacritics
This is because
String#tr translates each codepoint, not each grapheme cluster, for now.