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Status: Assigned
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OS: Linux , Windows , Chrome , Mac
Pri: 2
Type: Task
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Issue 652964: Automatic hyphenations for Win/Linux/ChromeOS

Reported by, Oct 5 2016 Project Member

Issue description

(See for an overview)

Change description:
 Issue 605840  supported automatic hyphenations for Android and Mac, and all hyphens values for all platforms. This is a tracking bug to support automatic hyphenations for other platforms.

Changes to API surface:
Add "auto" value to CSS hyphens property for Win/Linux/ChromeOS.


Support in other browsers:
Internet Explorer: Shipped (with prefix)
Firefox: Shipped
Safari: Shipped (with prefix)

*Make sure to fill in any labels with a -?, including all OSes this change
affects. Feel free to leave other labels at the defaults.

Comment 1 by, Oct 5 2016

Components: Blink>Layout

Comment 2 by, Jan 26 2017

 Issue 63283  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 3 by, Apr 4 2017

Just chiming in; This currently works for Firefox on Windows and boy howdy, it sure does look nice for body content layout. It'd be real nice to see that square for Chrome turn green on Thanks y'all.

Comment 4 by, Apr 25 2017

 Issue 711175  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 5 by, May 3 2017

Please make this happen!

Comment 6 by ClusterFuzz, May 25 2017

Project Member
Labels: OS-Mac

Comment 7 by, Jun 8 2017

Project Member
The following revision refers to this bug:

commit c0a753387a9f668c921f5597f074d49e6fde64da
Author: Quinten Yearsley <>
Date: Thu Jun 08 03:03:33 2017

Update expectations for fast/text/hyphens layout tests.

Bug: 652964
Change-Id: I11f0bd828b76a8de97e737d24a565f3cace3879f
Commit-Queue: Koji Ishii <>
Reviewed-by: Koji Ishii <>
Cr-Commit-Position: refs/heads/master@{#477868}

Comment 8 by, Jul 19 2017

When can we expect this to be merged?

Comment 9 by, Sep 12 2017

Labels: migrated-launch-owp Type-Task
This issue has been automatically relabelled type=task because type=launch-owp issues are now officially deprecated. The deprecation is because they were creating confusion about how to get launch approvals, which should be instead done via type=launch issues.

We recommend this issue be used for implementation tracking (for public visibility), but if you already have an issue for that, you may mark this as duplicate.

For more details see here:

For any questions, please contact owencm, sshruthi, larforge

Comment 10 by, Mar 20 2018

What's the status of this?

Comment 11 by, Apr 13 2018

I would highly appreciate if this got fixed fast. Now I have to build some ugly workarounds because I can't rely on the hyphens property.

Comment 12 by ClusterFuzz, Apr 13 2018

Project Member
Labels: ClusterFuzz-Verified
Status: Verified (was: Assigned)
ClusterFuzz testcase 4844788896759808 is verified as fixed, so closing issue as verified.

If this is incorrect, please add ClusterFuzz-Wrong label and re-open the issue.

Comment 13 by, Apr 13 2018

Labels: ClusterFuzz-Wrong
Status: Untriaged (was: Verified)

Comment 14 by, Apr 23 2018

Status: Assigned (was: Untriaged)

Comment 15 by, May 16 2018

What is the status of this issue? Is there any people working on it by now?

Comment 16 by, Jun 12 2018

I'm also very interested in that. Chrome is the last browser not supporting this on Windows :-(

Comment 17 by, Jun 13 2018

I'm also very interested in that. Chrome is the last browser not supporting this on Windows. it looks horrible in my onlineshop!

Comment 18 by, Jun 13 2018

We need a fix for this!

Comment 19 Deleted

Comment 20 by, Jun 13 2018

Me too, it will be great to have this feature also on win platform.

Comment 21 by, Jun 13 2018

Please be aware that every comment you add goes not only to the developers, but also to the mailboxes of 132 people who starred this bug and are watching its progress. If you just want to express your support and don't have any substantial contribution to the discussion, add a star as well, don’t proliferate meainingless emails. (I know this applies to this comment as well; sorry.)

Comment 22 by, Jun 13 2018

@ashpil... Google issues tracked has bad UX, it is the reason why necessary to remind again and again "want this done then click on star" ...

Comment 23 by, Jun 15 2018

We need a fix for this bad bug!

Comment 24 by, Jun 15 2018

We need a fix for this!

Comment 25 by, Jun 16 2018

We need a fix for this!

Comment 26 by, Jun 18 2018

please ...

Comment 27 by, Jun 20 2018


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Comment 29 by, Jun 20 2018

Can commenting be restricted on this issue? It's the same guy spamming from different accounts.

Comment 30 by, Jun 20 2018

Don't want to spam,but this needs an explanation.

I'm working for a german E-Commerce Platform with around 25k installations out there. We've got serious problems with layout because of wrong and ugly wordbreaks/hyphenations in Chrome/Desktop browsers. There are too much users to ignore this, so we're seeking for a good solution. There are basically 2 ways of accomplishing that: Add another js library and increase page sizes and processing time, or getting all browser to show sane results.

As we would like to see this beeing finally solved in Chrome, we put a Call to vote on this issue in our customer forum here (sorry, german)

We asked people to just to vote and told them not to comment, but some didn't get that right. We didn't mean to cause spam, so really sorry for that.

Concluded: All this votes and comments coming in the last days are real people. This is an issue. We would like to see more priority on this. The standard is nice and dandy, Chrome should support it fully. Even IE11 does which tells something!

A try to stop spam following:

LIEBE GAMBIONUTZER: Bitte nur voten, nicht kommentieren!
DEAR GAMBIO USERS: Please only do votes, don't comment!

Wilken Haase
Gambio GmbH / Bremen / Germany /

Comment 31 by, Jun 27 2018


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Comment 34 by, Aug 6

Labels: -Pri-3 Pri-2
Thanks for your input everyone. We hear you load and clear and will try to prioritize extending the platform support for this feature.

Comment 35 by, Feb 8


Comment 36 by, Feb 8

Any reason to delay hyphenations release?

Comment 37 by, Feb 8

Lack of dictionaries and a way of distributing/loading them.

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