open-tamil – Java usage

Open-Tamil for Java

A simple package containing 2-3 functions for Tamil text processing, is proposed for Java. It is available from open-tamil project repository, using the MIT license.

Using this project you can get utf8.get_letters, utf8.get_length API in Java. This code is, as always, tested using JUint.

Building Jar file from sources

Before you start you need the following,

  1. Download the source of open-tamil from github using the link
  2. cd open-tamil/java/OpenTamil
  3. Open this directory in your ‘Eclipse’ or ‘NetBeans’ IDE, and setup a library project
  4. Build the ‘JAR’ file
  5. Close open-tamil project
  6. On command line copy the jar file into your project (this is not open-tamil) directory
  7. You can being using the jar file like the following example, and as long as the JAR file is on your path, it should compile and run just fine.

Example:

        import com.opentamil.tamil.*;
        
        public class Petti {
            public static void main() {
                List<String> chars = utf8.get_letters("கட்டளை"); //strange fruit
                System.out.print("கட்டளை -> "+chars.size());
            }
        }

You should see an output like,
       கட்டளை -> 4

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