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Pyphen 0.7

Pure Python module to hyphenate text

Latest Version: 0.9.2

Pyphen is a pure Python module to hyphenate text using existing Hunspell hyphenation dictionaries.

This module is a fork of python-hyphenator, written by Wilbert Berendsen.

Many dictionaries are included in pyphen, they come from the LibreOffice git repository and are distributed under various licenses, including the LGPL version 2.1 also used for pyphen.



>>> import pyphen
>>> 'nl_NL' in pyphen.LANGUAGES
>>> dic = pyphen.Pyphen(lang='nl_NL')
>>> dic.inserted('lettergrepen')
>>> dic.wrap('autobandventieldopje', 11)
('autoband-', 'ventieldopje')
>>> for pair in dic.iterate('Amsterdam'):
...     print(pair)
('Amster', 'dam')
('Am', 'sterdam')


  • 100% pure Python with no dependencies
  • a lot of included dictionaries
  • caches dict files and hyphenated words
  • supports nonstandard hyphenation patterns


This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

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