The Inflector class takes a string and can manipulate it to handle
word variations such as pluralizations or camelizing and is
normally accessed statically. Example:
Inflector::pluralize('example') returns “examples”.
You can try out the inflections online at
- Input: Apple, Orange, Person, Man
- Output: Apples, Oranges, People, Men
pluralize() may not always correctly convert a noun that is already in
it’s plural form.
- Input: Apples, Oranges, People, Men
- Output: Apple, Orange, Person, Man
singularize() may not always correctly convert a noun that is already in
it’s singular form.
- Input: Apple_pie, some_thing, people_person
- Output: ApplePie, SomeThing, PeoplePerson
It should be noted that underscore will only convert camelCase
formatted words. Words that contains spaces will be lower-cased,
but will not contain an underscore.
- Input: applePie, someThing
- Output: apple_pie, some_thing
- Input: apple_pie, some_thing, people_person
- Output: Apple Pie, Some Thing, People Person
- Input: Apple, UserProfileSetting, Person
- Output: apples, user_profile_settings, people
- Input: apples, user_profile_settings, people
- Output: Apple, UserProfileSetting, Person
- Input: apples, user_result, people_people
- Output: apples, userResult, peoplePeople
static Inflector::slug($word, $replacement = '_')
Slug converts special characters into latin versions and converting
unmatched characters and spaces to underscores. The slug method
expects UTF-8 encoding.
- Input: apple purée
- Output: apple_puree
Resets Inflector back to its initial state, useful in testing.
static Inflector::rules($type, $rules, $reset = false)
Define new inflection and transliteration rules for Inflector to use.
See Inflection Configuration for more information.