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Re: [css3-text] Comments on hyphenation

From: Mathias Nater <mathiasnater@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 20:19:36 +0200
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On 16.05.2011, at 16:52 , Jonathan Kew wrote:

>> I'm not too excited about implementing hyphenate-resource. It seems unlikely to me that a significant number of Web developers will bother developing and deploying their own hyphenation dictionaries.
> 
> Right; especially given the lack of a clear standard for the format of such resources. Even though most hyphenation algorithms in current use (AFAIK) are derivatives of Liang's work in TeX, there are some variations and extensions, and therefore the resources/dictionaries are not necessarily 100% interoperable.

An other (heavy) argument that I previously forgot:
Implementing hyphenate-resource would allow hyphenating text in all those languages relegated to the fringe of the web. Why exclude someone writing in Kurmanji from getting his texts hyphenated when she just could include the patterns?
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