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unicode_normalize(form = :nfc) public

Unicode Normalization

Returns a normalized form of str, using Unicode normalizations NFC, NFD, NFKC, or NFKD. The normalization form used is determined by form, which is any of the four values :nfc, :nfd, :nfkc, or :nfkd. The default is :nfc.

If the string is not in a Unicode Encoding, then an Exception is raised. In this context, ‘Unicode Encoding’ means any of UTF-8, UTF-16BE/LE, and UTF-32BE/LE, as well as GB18030, UCS_2BE, and UCS_4BE. Anything else than UTF-8 is implemented by converting to UTF-8, which makes it slower than UTF-8.


"a\u0300".unicode_normalize        #=> 'à' (same as "\u00E0")
"a\u0300".unicode_normalize(:nfc)  #=> 'à' (same as "\u00E0")
"\u00E0".unicode_normalize(:nfd)   #=> 'à' (same as "a\u0300")
                                   #=> Encoding::CompatibilityError raised
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