"Josef 'Jupp' Schugt" <jupp / gmx.de> wrote in message news:<20030315011719.GA3712@jupp%gmx.de>...
> Version 0.3 of Periodic.rb is available at
> 
> http://members.lycos.nl/jupp/linux/soft/ruby/Periodic.html
> 
> Periodic.rb is a Ruby module that provides information about all
> chemical elements as a single constant table named Periodic::Table.
> Information that is not available is encoded as nil.
> 
> Since version 0.2 the character encoding has been changed to UTF-8 in
> order to allow for Japanese and Russian. DUTCH, ESPERANTO, JAPANESE,
> RUSSIAN, and SPANISH names of elements have been added.
> 
> To select a certain language you provide the ISO 639 language code.
> Follows list of language codes supported in the most recent version:
> 
>  - de (German)
>  - en (English)
>  - eo (Esperanto)
>  - es (Spanish)
>  - fr (French)
>  - jp (Japanese)
>  - nl (Dutch)
>  - ru (Russian)
> 
> Example: ruby -r Periodic -e "puts Periodic::Table[50][0]['de']"
> outputs: Zinn
> 
> For details see above URL.
> 
> Josef 'Jupp' Schugt


Are you going to include a haiku for each element?

http://www.iscifistory.com/scifaku/elements/periodichaiku.asp

:-P

Dan