[texhax] boldfacing words from a list

John Palmer johnp at palmyra.uklinux.net
Fri Sep 29 21:16:28 CEST 2006

Maybe it's worth showing what a perl program to do this job would be like.  
Add to the list called @vocabulary all the words you want distinguished.  
No warranty !

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict; # if you are a purist
my $before = '\vocabulary{';
my $after = '}';
my @vocabulary = ('word','another-word'); # alter this list as desired
my $i;
while (<>) # i.e. for each line of input
  foreach $i(@vocabulary) # i.e. for each word in the vocabulary
    $_ =~ s/(\W)(${i})(\W)/$1$before$2$after$3/gi; # word in middle of line
    $_ =~ s/^(${i})(\W)/$before$1$after$2/i; # word at start of line
    $_ =~ s/(\W)(${i})$/$1$before$2$after/i; # word at end of line
  print $_; # i.e. output the altered line
# end.

John Palmer
Preston near Weymouth, Dorset, England
e-mail:  johnp at bcs.org.uk (plain text preferred)
website: http://www.palmyra.uklinux.net/

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