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Text::Hyphen will hyphenate words using modified versions of TeX hyphenation patterns.
== text-hyphen http://rubyforge.org/projects/text-format/ http://github.com/halostatue/text-hyphen/ == DESCRIPTION: Text::Hyphen will hyphenate words using modified versions of TeX hyphenation patterns. Text::Hyphen 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 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 translated by Austin Ziegler. This release is 1.0.2. It is a minor bugfix for the RubyGem release of Text::Hyphen to enable the hyphen command-line program. Text::Hyphen represents a significant improvement over its predecessor, TeX::Hyphen. == SYNOPSIS: require 'text/hyphen' hh = Text::Hyphen.new(:language => 'en_us', :left => 2, :right => 2) # Defaults to the above hh = TeX::Hyphen.new word = "representation" points = hyp.hyphenate(word) #=> [3, 5, 8, 10] puts hyp.visualize(word) #=> rep-re-sen-ta-tion Text::Hyphen is truly multilingual. As an example, consider the difference between the following: require 'text/hyphen' # Using left and right minimum values of 0 ensures that you will # see all possible hyphenation points, not just those that meet # the minimum width requirements. en = Text::Hyphen.new(:left => 0, :right => 0) fr = Text::Hyphen.new(:language = "fr", :left => 0, :right => 0) puts en.visualise("organiser") #=> or-gan-iser puts fr.visualise("organiser") #=> or-ga-ni-ser As you can see, the hyphenation is distinct between the two hyphenators. Additional improvements over TeX::Hyphen include thread safety (except for debug control) and (minimal) support for UTF-8. == FUTURE ENHANCEMENTS: * Ruby 1.9 compatibility. == INSTALL: * This release of text-hyphen is only installed with RubyGems. == DEVELOPERS: After checking out the source, run: $ rake newb This task will install any missing dependencies, run the tests/specs, and generate the RDoc. == LICENSE: The licensing for Text::Hyphen is complex and somewhat dependent upon the languages being used during hyphenation; some languages are held under a more strict licence than that granted in the LICENCE file. Copyright 2004 - 2005 Austin Ziegler <firstname.lastname@example.org> See the LICENCE.txt file for more information.  <http://search.cpan.org/author/JANPAZ/TeX-Hyphen-0.140/lib/TeX/Hyphen.pm> Maintained by Jan Pazdziora.  Available at <http://rubyforge.org/projects/text-format>.  <http://www.ctan.org>  There are some bugs and design decisions in the original Perl implementation of TeX::Hyphen that make it unsuitable for most multilingual implementations that carried over to the Ruby port of TeX::Hyphen.