# stri_opts_brkiter: Generate a List with BreakIterator Settings¶

## Description¶

A convenience function to tune the ICU BreakIterator’s behavior in some text boundary analysis functions, see stringi-search-boundaries.

## Usage¶

stri_opts_brkiter(
type,
locale,
skip_word_none,
skip_word_number,
skip_word_letter,
skip_word_kana,
skip_word_ideo,
skip_line_soft,
skip_line_hard,
skip_sentence_term,
skip_sentence_sep,
...
)


## Arguments¶

type

single string; either the break iterator type, one of character, line_break, sentence, word, or a custom set of ICU break iteration rules; see stringi-search-boundaries

locale

single string, NULL or '' for default locale

skip_word_none

logical; perform no action for ‘words’ that do not fit into any other categories

skip_word_number

logical; perform no action for words that appear to be numbers

skip_word_letter

logical; perform no action for words that contain letters, excluding hiragana, katakana, or ideographic characters

skip_word_kana

logical; perform no action for words containing kana characters

skip_word_ideo

logical; perform no action for words containing ideographic characters

skip_line_soft

logical; perform no action for soft line breaks, i.e., positions where a line break is acceptable but not required

skip_line_hard

logical; perform no action for hard, or mandatory line breaks

skip_sentence_term

logical; perform no action for sentences ending with a sentence terminator (‘.’, ‘,’, ‘?’, ‘!’), possibly followed by a hard separator (CR, LF, PS, etc.)

skip_sentence_sep

logical; perform no action for sentences that do not contain an ending sentence terminator, but are ended by a hard separator or end of input

...

[DEPRECATED] any other arguments passed to this function generate a warning; this argument will be removed in the future

## Details¶

The skip_* family of settings may be used to prevent performing any special actions on particular types of text boundaries, e.g., in case of the stri_locate_all_boundaries and stri_split_boundaries functions.

Note that custom break iterator rules (advanced users only) should be specified as a single string. For a detailed description of the syntax of RBBI rules, please refer to the ICU User Guide on Boundary Analysis.

## Value¶

Returns a named list object. Omitted skip_* values act as they have been set to FALSE.

## Author(s)¶

Marek Gagolewski and other contributors

## References¶

ubrk.h File Reference – ICU4C API Documentation, https://unicode-org.github.io/icu-docs/apidoc/dev/icu4c/ubrk_8h.html

Boundary Analysis – ICU User Guide, https://unicode-org.github.io/icu/userguide/boundaryanalysis/