2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2013 10:03 AM by mattek
mattek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Does anyone know a way of adding additional language-specific hyphenation rules to Pages '09? A quick look into


/Library/Application Support/iWork '09/Frameworks/SFProofReader.framework/Resources


shows a very modest list of 8 languages and unfortunately non of the Eastern European languages like Polish, Czech or Russian is there. And this is a ca. 65kB file we are talking about. A file of rules that is already embedded in myriad open source mutations of LaTeX, OpenOffice, what have you. C'mon Apple, this is 2013, make your "Advanced Writing Tools" a reality!

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Additional hyphenation dictionaries
    Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (71,735 points)

    To ask Apple for new features, go to




    but the gap between "09" and "13" ought to tell you not to expect very much and to switch to another app if you really need the features you are asking for.

  • 2. Re: Additional hyphenation dictionaries
    mattek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You know, it's almost embarassing to call hyphenation in already localized product a NEW FEATURE. I'll certainly bug Apple about that through their forms hoping it's not > /dev/null. And you're totally right, the gap between 09 and 13 is frightening.


    Anyway, it's quite unbelievable that a major tech company cannot pay someone few bucks for converting _already_existing_ rules_ . Heck, I'd do it myself if only A. would reveal their secret format of Hyphenation.dat. Oh wait, it's probably so revolutionary that they've patented it and will keep it in their vaults for decades to come...