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text-hyphen 1.4.1

Text::Hyphen is a Ruby library to hyphenate words in various languages using Ruby-fied versions of TeX hyphenation patterns. It will properly hyphenate various words according to the rules of the language the word is written in. The algorithm is based on that of the TeX typesetting system by Donald E. Knuth. This is originally based on the Perl implementation of {TeX::Hyphen}[] and the {Ruby port}[]. The language hyphenation pattern files are based on the sources available from {CTAN}[] as of 2004.12.19 and have been manually translated by Austin Ziegler. This is a small feature release adding Russian language support and fixing a bug in the custom hyphen support introduced last version. This release provides both Ruby 1.8.7 and Ruby 1.9.2 support (but please read below). In short, Ruby 1.8 support is deprecated and I will not be providing any bug fixes related to Ruby 1.8. New features will be developed and tested against Ruby 1.9 only.


  1. 1.4.1 - August 27, 2012 (734 KB)
  2. 1.4 - August 26, 2012 (697 KB)
  3. 1.3 - June 21, 2012 (696 KB)
  4. 1.2 - July 17, 2011 (696 KB)
  5. 1.0.2 - February 09, 2011 (360 KB)
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  • Austin Ziegler

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