Configurable Knuth-Liang hyphenation


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Configurable Knuth-Liang hyphenation

Uses the UTF8 encoded hyphenation patterns provided by hyph-utf8 from http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/language/hyph-utf8


hyphenate english_US "supercalifragilisticexpialadocious"
hyphenate english_US "hyphenation"
hyphenate icelandic "va\240lahei\240avegavinnuverkf\230rageymslusk\250r"



  • Updated Spanish and Thai hyphenation patterns.
  • Removed Lao patterns until higher quality patterns are available.
  • Updated the licenses associated with many patterns
  • Revamp Setup.hs to use cabal-doctest. This makes it build with Cabal-2.0, and makes the doctests work with cabal new-build and sandboxes.


  • Applied gzip to the internal data files. This shrinks the resulting library and any statically linked executable by about a meg and a half.


  • Added support for classic Latin and Georgian. Updated language patterns to match hyph-utf8 version #687 2014-10-13.

  • filepath 1.4 support


  • Fixed a typo in .cabal which prevented the Embed flag from working properly.


  • Added support for embedding all of the pattern files into the library as resources by using cabal install hyphenation -fembed. This is not the default as it inflates the library size by ~3MB and forces all users to pay for all the hyphenation patterns, but it can be useful for users who aim to build standalone applications.


  • Removed Farsi. We had no pattern files.


  • Added Friulan, Piedmontese, Romansh and Thai language hyphenations.


  • Flagged Text.Hyphenation.Language as Trustworthy. It has benign side-effects that cause it to read hyphenation files lazily from the installed data-dir but nothing else.