-webkit-hyphens #133

GoogleCodeExporter opened this Issue Mar 16, 2015 · 3 comments


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Webkit (the nightly build and Safari on iOS 4.2) has experimental support for 
the CSS3 Hyphenation Properties 

Hyphenator.js should take himself back, when these properties are set.

Original issue reported on code.google.com by mathiasn...@gmail.com on 8 Apr 2011 at 5:12

Some points to consider:

- In Webkit (nightly builds) hyphenation only occurs if the systems language is 
set to english. Words are hyphenated with english hyphenation rules.
- Webkit on iOS knows more hyphenation rules than just english. All text is 
hyphenated with the rules for the system language (lang-attributes are not 

-> On iOS we could set -webkit-hyphens for paragraphs to be hyphenated to save 
But there are restrictions (see above):
- only use this if the language of the text equals the language of the device 
- webkits hyphenation may differ from Hyphenators hyphenation.

Original comment by mathiasn...@gmail.com on 9 May 2011 at 5:58

Still working on it.

Safari 5.1 preview has -webkit-hyphens implemented, but still for english 
I already filed a bug to apple (and to the webkit-team).

By using -webkit-locale I can define the language on iOS.

Thus I have to do a decision based on UserAgent String (don't like).

Original comment by mathiasn...@gmail.com on 8 Jun 2011 at 10:51

-webkit-locale doesn't really work ;-(
So CSS3 is only used when lang is english.

It's in the trunk now  (r977)

Original comment by mathiasn...@gmail.com on 8 Jun 2011 at 10:29

  • Changed state: Fixed
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