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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0017037ScribusLanguage Toolspublic2023-11-04 09:09
ReporterGu1d0 Assigned Tocbradney  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
PlatformWindows x64OS Version10 
Product Version1.5.8 
Fixed in Version1.6.0.svn 
Summary0017037: File for Dutch hyphenation patterns gives bad results.
DescriptionThe file hyph_nl.dic (located in share\dicts\hyph) seems to be outdated, which results in quite unsatisfactory hyphenation for Dutch texts. I found a newer/better version of this file on:
It significantly improves Dutch hyphenation.
Steps To Reproduce• Create a text frame.
• Enter the Dutch word "bokkenrijders".
• Resize the text frame and notice that Scribus will never hyphenate this word as "bokkenrij-ders", which nonetheless is a valid hyphenation in Dutch.
• Replace hyph_nl.dic with the better version mentioned above. (Don't change the file name.)
• Scribus will now hyphenate the word "bokkenrijders" correctly, as well as many other words.
TagsDutch, hyphenation, language



2023-11-01 17:39


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2023-11-01 20:46

administrator   ~0050412

Thanks.. do you want to check the one out that is v2.1 (what you've found is v2.0).. ?


2023-11-01 21:34

administrator   ~0050413

I have included v2.0 per your list.. actually from


2023-11-01 21:35

administrator   ~0050414

Still let me know if you find a v2.1 from


2023-11-01 23:19

reporter   ~0050415

I unzipped the oxt-file from (version 2.1), and it apparently contains exactly the same "hyph_nl_NL.dic" of 114 kB that we already have found in other locations—they are all the same. I assume Open Taal didn't update the hyphenation patterns between v2.0 and v2.1, so we should have the most recent version now. Thanks!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2023-11-01 17:39 Gu1d0 New Issue
2023-11-01 17:39 Gu1d0 Tag Attached: Dutch
2023-11-01 17:39 Gu1d0 Tag Attached: hyphenation
2023-11-01 17:39 Gu1d0 Tag Attached: language
2023-11-01 17:39 Gu1d0 File Added: bug-report.png
2023-11-01 20:46 cbradney Note Added: 0050412
2023-11-01 21:34 cbradney Assigned To => cbradney
2023-11-01 21:34 cbradney Status new => resolved
2023-11-01 21:34 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2023-11-01 21:34 cbradney Fixed in Version => 1.6.0.svn
2023-11-01 21:34 cbradney Note Added: 0050413
2023-11-01 21:35 cbradney Note Added: 0050414
2023-11-01 23:19 Gu1d0 Note Added: 0050415
2023-11-04 09:09 cbradney Status resolved => closed