Author image Алексей Капранов
and 1 contributors

NAME

Text::Hyphen::TR - determine positions for hyphens inside Turkish words

SYNOPSIS

This module is an implementation of Knuth-Liang hyphenation algorithm for Turkish text using patterns from hyph-utf8 TeX package.

    use Text::Hyphen::TR;
    my $hyphenator = new Text::Hyphen::TR;

    print $hyphenator->hyphenate($turkish_word_in_Unicode, '-');
    # prints hyphenated with dashes

EXPORT

See Text::Hyphen for the interface documentation.

This module only provides Turkish patterns.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Donald Knuth and Frank Liang for the algorithm.

Alexander Lebedev for all his valuable work on russian ispell dictionaries and russian hyphenation patterns. See his archive at ftp://scon155.phys.msu.ru/pub/russian/ or his hyphenation page at http://scon155.phys.msu.su/~swan/hyphenation.html.

Patterns used in this module are generated by generate_patterns_tr.rb script which is available at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/language/hyph-utf8/source/generic/hyph-utf8/languages/tr.

The only change is one extra pattern that will not split "-acak" future tense suffix as "a-cak" at the very end of the word. The original pattern list contains the same pattern for the "-ecek" suffix and those two are actually variants of the same suffix so it makes no sense to have patterns for one and not the other.

Algorithm for pattern generation developed by P. A. MacKay for the Ottoman Texts Project in 1987. Rules adapted for modern Turkish by H. Turgut Uyar <uyar at itu.edu.tr>. Initiative to improve Turkish patterns by S. Ekin Kocabas <kocabas at stanford.edu>. Pattern generation script written by Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> in June 2008.

SEE ALSO

Lingua::TR::Hyphenate is a completely different implementation. It has at least one bug acknowledged by its author which this module does not have. Try hyphenating "antrparantez".

http://mirror.ctan.org/language/turkish/hyphen/turk_hyf.c, http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb09-1/tb20mackay.pdf, http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/language/hyph-utf8/source/generic/hyph-utf8/languages/tr.

BUGS AND SUPPORT

This code is hosted on Github, please see https://github.com/kappa/Text-Hyphen-TR.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to GitHub issues.

LICENSE

Copyright (C) Alex Kapranoff.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms GNU General Public License version 3.

The patterns that are used inside this module may also be obtained from CTAN under LPPL license. See http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/language/hyph-utf8/ and specifically http://mirrors.ctan.org/language/hyph-utf8/tex/generic/hyph-utf8/patterns/tex/hyph-tr.tex.

AUTHOR

Alex Kapranoff <alex@kapranoff.ru>