R/replace_non_ascii.R

Defines functions replace_non_ascii

Documented in replace_non_ascii

#' @title Replace non-ASCII characters
#'
#' @description Replaces non-ASCII characters from a last or first name
#' @param string Character vector of values to be replaced
#' @export
#' @seealso Taken from \url{https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20495598/replace-accented-characters-in-r-with-non-accented-counterpart-utf-8-encoding}
#' @return Character vector
replace_non_ascii <- function(string) {
  if (is.null(string)) {
    return(NULL)
  }
  raws = structure(
    list(
      S = as.raw(c(0xc5, 0xa0)),
      s = as.raw(c(0xc5, 0xa1)),
      Z = as.raw(c(0xc5, 0xbd)),
      z = as.raw(c(0xc5, 0xbe)),
      A = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x80)),
      A = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x81)),
      A = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x82)),
      A = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x83)),
      A = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x84)),
      A = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x85)),
      A = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x86)),
      C = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x87)),
      E = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x88)),
      E = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x89)),
      E = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x8a)),
      E = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x8b)),
      I = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x8c)),
      I = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x8d)),
      I = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x8e)),
      I = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x8f)),
      N = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x91)),
      O = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x92)),
      O = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x93)),
      O = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x94)),
      O = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x95)),
      O = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x96)),
      O = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x98)),
      U = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x99)),
      U = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x9a)),
      U = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x9b)),
      U = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x9c)),
      Y = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x9d)),
      B = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x9e)),
      Ss = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0x9f)),
      a = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa0)),
      a = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa1)),
      a = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa2)),
      a = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa3)),
      a = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa4)),
      a = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa5)),
      a = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa6)),
      c = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa7)),
      e = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa8)),
      e = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xa9)),
      e = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xaa)),
      e = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xab)),
      i = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xac)),
      i = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xad)),
      i = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xae)),
      i = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xaf)),
      o = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xb0)),
      n = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xb1)),
      o = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xb2)),
      o = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xb3)),
      o = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xb4)),
      o = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xb5)),
      o = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xb6)),
      o = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xb8)),
      u = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xb9)),
      u = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xba)),
      u = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xbb)),
      y = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xbd)),
      y = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xbd)),
      b = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xbe)),
      y = as.raw(c(0xc3, 0xbf)),
      c = as.raw(c(196, 135)),
      u = as.raw(c(195, 188))
    ),
    .Names = c(
      "S",
      "s",
      "Z",
      "z",
      "A",
      "A",
      "A",
      "A",
      "A",
      "A",
      "A",
      "C",
      "E",
      "E",
      "E",
      "E",
      "I",
      "I",
      "I",
      "I",
      "N",
      "O",
      "O",
      "O",
      "O",
      "O",
      "O",
      "U",
      "U",
      "U",
      "U",
      "Y",
      "B",
      "Ss",
      "a",
      "a",
      "a",
      "a",
      "a",
      "a",
      "a",
      "c",
      "e",
      "e",
      "e",
      "e",
      "i",
      "i",
      "i",
      "i",
      "o",
      "n",
      "o",
      "o",
      "o",
      "o",
      "o",
      "o",
      "u",
      "u",
      "u",
      "y",
      "y",
      "b",
      "y",
      "c",
      "u"
    )
  )

  unwanted_array = names(raws)
  unwanted_array_names = sapply(raws, rawToChar)
  names(unwanted_array) =  unwanted_array_names

  for (i in 1:length(unwanted_array)) {
    string <- gsub(unwanted_array_names[i], unwanted_array[i], string)
  }

  # chartr(paste(names(unwanted_array), collapse = ''),
  #        paste(unwanted_array, collapse = ''),
  #        string)
  return(string)
}

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