Convert English word contractions such "what's" into "what is".

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import expandContractions from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/expand-contractions';


Expand English Contractions

Convert English contractions to complete words.

Uses the word list from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_English_contractions.

Adapted from the unmaintained contractions package by JamesHight. This fixes an issue in the original package when the words like "super" were changed into "what is uper", because "sup" is replaced with "what is up".

npm install expand-contractions

var contractions = require('expand-contractions');

console.log(contractions.expand("I don't know who ya'll are."));
// Outputs: I do not know who you all are.

console.log(contractions.contract("You all will have not seen this."));
// Outputs: Y'all'll'ven't seen this.

You can also use your own list of contractions / strings.

Note: Longer strings take precedent over short strings.

var Contractions = require('expand-contractions').Contractions;

var contractions = new Contractions({
    'asap': 'as soon as possible', // only lower case characters should be used in the list
    'a.s.a.p.': 'as soon as possible'

var text = 'asap';

text = contractions.expand(text);
// Outputs: as soon as possible

text = contractions.contract(text);
// Outputs: a.s.a.p.