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#!/usr/bin/env python3
# -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-
"""
dull(1) dull(1)
NAME
dull -- the opposite of pointed
SYNOPSIS
cat pointed-sro.txt | dull > unpointed-sro.txt
DESCRIPTION
dull converts Cree text written in Standard Roman Orthography and re-
moves the diacritics marking long vowels. In syllabics, writing script
with long vowels marked is called "pointed" script. So what's it
called when writing is missing the length diacritics?
lol except for <ê>. <ê> is always long.
LICENSE
This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.
Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or dis-
tribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled bi-
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Alberta Language Technology Lab 2018-12-14 dull(1)
"""
import sys
from unicodedata import normalize
# Handles circumflexes, macrons, and Arok's Proto-Algonquian *r.
remove_diacritics = str.maketrans('eēîīôōâāý',
'êêiiooaay')
for line in sys.stdin:
print(normalize('NFC', line).translate(remove_diacritics), end='')
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commented Dec 15, 2018

TO INSTALL

Once dull.py is downloaded, copy it as /usr/local/bin/dull:

cp dull.py /usr/local/bin/dull

Then make it executable:

chmod +x /usr/local/bin/dull

Optionally, rehash the executable:

rehash || hash -r
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