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Pyphen 0.8

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 GPL, LGPL and/or MPL. See the dictionaries and the libreoffice’s repository for more details.


>>> import pyphen
>>> pyphen.language_fallback('nl_NL_variant1')
>>> '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


Pyphen is released under the GPL 2.0+/LGPL 2.1+/MPL 1.1 tri-license. See COPYING.GPL, COPYING.LGPL and COPYING.MPL for more details.

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Pyphen-0.8.tar.gz (md5) Source 2013-08-09 940KB
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