Some words are short, most are not,
too many word breaks cause a headache,
you will need a painkiller

The development of a hyphenator begins with the thorough research into the language involved, followed by the action of the powerful generator. The reliability of the hyphenator depends on the quality of the research. In a short period of time, determined by the complexity of a language, the generator completes the creation of the hyphenator. The fundamental language model based on morphological principles produces reliable hyphenations. The mechanism of the hyphenator is a process of pattern recognition, based on the psychology of the working brain, and it reacts instantaneously. The hyphenators are additionally powered by a multilayer linguistic pattern recognition technology. Information is available in a very short time. The combination of this mechanism and the language model results in the hyphenator's high speed. The hyphenators are currently comparable to the end state of a neural network, a kind of artificial intelligence (AI).

The hyphenators follow the rules and exceptions of hyphenation governed by leading academies. They internally take care of every peculiarity of a language. They correctly hyphenate new words and even complex compounds.

To simplify implementation all differences in hyphenation between languages have been encapsulated. Therefore the *TALŌ hyphenator engine can be applied in an unambiguous manner. Languages are enabled by means of keywords.

The *TALŌ™ hyphenators are available for nearly every European language and some Asian languages: Dutch, Afrikaans, English (British, Canadian, American, Australian, New Zealand English and South African English idiom), German (alt und neu), Swiss German (alt und neu), Swedish (3 principerna, inkl. SAOL), French (2x), Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese (Iberian and Brazilian idiom, including the acordo ortográfico da língua portuguesa), Italian, Finnish, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian (2x), Nynorsk (2x), Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovene, Serbian, Macedonian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek, Turkish, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Tagalog/Pilipino, Maltese, Hebrew, Thai, Zulu and Xhosa. The Thai and Khmer "hyphenator" segments sentences into words but does not insert hyphens (for updates see Hyphenator languages).

You can count on *TALŌ™ hyphenators for:

So you can count on *TALŌ's hyphenators to save you time and money.

The hyphenators have been implemented as a Unicode shared library available for different platforms (Windows, Mac OS X 10.4+, Linux Intel, Sun's Solaris 9 sparc). The library (current version, February 2024), consisting of more than 84 language modules, supports exceptions and special hyphenations. For some platforms a source package of the library will be required.

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