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 inflector.cakephp.org.
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
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
Resets Inflector back to its initial state, useful in testing.