Advanced Use

Advnanced uses of JPigLatin

Getting User Input

Get user input using an html form. Make sure to set the id of <textarea> to input

    <div class="form-group">
    <label for="exampleFormControlTextarea1"><h2 class="h4">Plain Text</h2></label>
    <textarea class="form-control" id="input" rows="3"  placeholder="I love pig latin ..."></textarea>

Pig-Latin to Speech

Use the following javaScript function to read the converted pig-latin output

function talkToMe() {
    if ('speechSynthesis' in window) {
        var msg = new SpeechSynthesisUtterance();
        msg.text = document.getElementById("output").innerHTML;
        alert("Sorry, your browser doesn't support text to speech!");


Error Handling

The encode() function throws an error when plaintext input is undefined. This typically happens when the end of user input has a space.

typeof temp === 'undefined' || typeof words[i][0] === 'undefined'

Wrapping a call to the encode() function in a try/catch allows you to display a message to the user.

function displayPigLatin(){
    var input = "input";
    var output = "output";
    var error = "error";
        try {
            document.getElementById(output).innerHTML = encode(input,output);
            document.getElementById(error).innerHTML = "";
        } catch(err) {
            document.getElementById(error).innerHTML = "Enter a plain text string with no spaces at the end!";

Set a display tag to error to show the message using the onclick() for your translate button.

<p id="error" style="color:red"></p>

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