japanese input


i need some help. i tried a lot of time using loops but i cannot figure
it out wha i want.
is basicaly this:
i type a letter and i have the output in hiragana but the program can´t
finish untill i press 'q' and if type another letter it joins to the
first...
this is my code to start..

this way i can enter a letter and get a hirana equivalent
but when it happens the program stops!
class Test
def initialize
vowels = Hash[‘a’=>‘あ’, ‘i’=>‘い’, ‘u’=>‘う’, ‘e’=>‘え’, ‘o’=>‘お’]
letter = gets.chomp.downcase

logic here

case letter
when ‘a’
print “#{vowels[‘a’]}”
when ‘i’
print “#{vowels[‘i’]}”
when ‘u’
print “#{vowels[‘u’]}”
when ‘e’
print “#{vowels[‘e’]}”
when ‘o’
print “#{vowels[‘o’]}”
else
puts “This letter is not part of hiragana alphabet!”
end
end
end
t = Test.new


i found almost what i was looking for:
class Test2
def initialize
vowels = Hash['a'=>'あ', 'i'=>'い', 'u'=>'う', 'e'=>'え', 'o'=>'お']
letter = gets.chomp.downcase
while letter != 'q'
if letter == 'a'
print "#{vowels['a']}"
letter = gets.chomp.downcase
elsif letter == 'i'
print "#{vowels['i']}"
letter = gets.chomp.downcase
elsif letter == 'u'
print "#{vowels['u']}"
letter = gets.chomp.downcase
elsif letter == 'e'
print "#{vowels['e']}"
letter = gets.chomp.downcase
elsif letter == 'o'
print "#{vowels['o']}"
letter = gets.chomp.downcase
else
puts "This letter is not part of hiragana alphabet!"
break
end
end
end
end
t2 = Test2.new

thanks for attention i found a way to solve my problem:

true

vowels = {‘a’=>‘あ’, ‘i’=>‘い’, ‘u’=>‘う’, ‘e’=>‘え’, ‘o’=>‘お’}

key = nil

while(key != “q”) do

key = gets.chomp

case key

when ‘a’

print “#{vowels[‘a’]}”

when ‘i’

print “#{vowels[‘i’]}”

when ‘u’

print “#{vowels[‘u’]}”

when ‘e’

print “#{vowels[‘e’]}”

when ‘o’

print “#{vowels[‘o’]}”

when ‘q’

puts ‘bye bye’

when ‘’

puts ‘No letter was typed!’

else

puts “This letter is not part of hiragana alphabet!”

end

end

you may replace the above case statement w

vowel = vowels[key] || "this letter is not part of hiragana alphabet\n"
print vowel

kind regards --botp

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