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Returns a String with soft hyphens (U+00AD)
import Foundation
extension String {
func hyphenated(languageCode: String) -> String {
let locale = Locale(identifier: languageCode)
return self.hyphenated(locale: locale)
}
func hyphenated(locale: Locale) -> String {
guard CFStringIsHyphenationAvailableForLocale(locale as CFLocale) else { return self }
var s = self
let fullRange = CFRangeMake(0, s.utf16.count)
var hyphenationLocations = [CFIndex]()
for (i, _) in s.utf16.enumerated() {
let location: CFIndex = CFStringGetHyphenationLocationBeforeIndex(s as CFString, i, fullRange, 0, locale as CFLocale, nil)
if hyphenationLocations.last != location {
hyphenationLocations.append(location)
}
}
for l in hyphenationLocations.reversed() {
guard l > 0 else { continue }
let strIndex = String.UTF16View.Index(encodedOffset: l)
// insert soft hyphen:
s.insert("\u{00AD}", at: strIndex)
// or insert a regular hyphen to debug:
// s.insert("-", at: strIndex)
}
return s
}
}
// print("""
// Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…the ones who see things differently—they’re not fond of rules…You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
// """.hyphenated(languageCode: "en"))
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@frankrausch frankrausch commented Sep 26, 2017

Loosely based on this Objective-C implementation: https://stackoverflow.com/a/19858601

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@ogezue ogezue commented Mar 27, 2019

String.UTF16View.Index(encodedOffset: l) is deprecated in Swift 5
use let strIndex = String.Index(utf16Offset: l, in: s) instead

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@gezamiklo gezamiklo commented Apr 1, 2019

A one-pass solution for Swift 4.2

On iOS 12.2 the previous solution made some accented characters appear really awful.

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import Foundation
extension String {

func hungarianHyphenated() -> String {
    return hyphenated(locale: Locale(identifier: "hu_HU"))
}

func hyphenated(languageCode: String) -> String {
    let locale = Locale(identifier: languageCode)
    return self.hyphenated(locale: locale)
}

func hyphenated(locale: Locale) -> String {
    guard CFStringIsHyphenationAvailableForLocale(locale as CFLocale) else { return self }
    
    var s = self
    
    let fullRange = CFRangeMake(0, s.utf16.count)
    var hyphenationLocations = [CFIndex]()
    
    for i in s.utf16.indices.reversed() {
        let location: CFIndex = CFStringGetHyphenationLocationBeforeIndex(s as CFString, i.utf16Offset(in: self), fullRange, 0, locale as CFLocale, nil)
        if location < 0 {
            return s
        }
        if hyphenationLocations.last != location {
            hyphenationLocations.append(location)
            let strIndex = String.Index(utf16Offset: location, in: s)
            s.insert("\u{00AD}", at: strIndex)
        }
    }
    
    return s
}

}

`

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@acotilla91 acotilla91 commented Mar 14, 2021

Any idea how to make this work with words like "lady" and "project"? They both have 2 syllables but this solution does not seem to recognize that.

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