Dashes is based upon a powerful hyphenation algorithm its based upon the principals
of modern linguistics. In all of the languages offered, Dashes is fast and accurate.
It accurately hyphenates in Germanic languages (German, Icelandic, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish, and
Danish) and in other compounding languages such as Finnish and Hungarian. It also supports the new German
orthography rules. See below a list of supported languages.
In all of the languages offered, Dashes is over 99.9% accurate against our word lists of 92,000 to
480,000 words. According to these lists, it inserts over 98.5% of the acceptable hyphens.
Dashes uses algorithms and exception tables and the English version is 100% correct against CNSs
English spelling dictionary.
Because Dashes is an algorithm, it will also hyphenate words that are outside of the domain of standard
dictionaries with high accuracy.
Speed & Size
Even on lower-end systems such as the 180MHz Power Macintosh 8500/180 or 200MHz Pentium, Dashes hyphenates
at a rate of over 30,000 words per second. The space required for all languages together is about 170 KB.
Dashes is written in highly portable C code and has been implemented on the Macintosh, IBM PC, NextStep, VMS, Sun,
HP, DEC, and other Unix workstations. Custom ports to other platforms are available upon request.
Currently Dashes is available in 32 languages.
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