[Haskell-cafe] Lightweight Unicode normalization library

Harendra Kumar harendra.kumar at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 10:27:13 UTC 2016

Ah, I created a package for unicode normalization already since I got no
responses to my mail:


I will take a look at prose as well since it is native Haskell. It does not
seem to be on Hackage yet.


On 25 March 2016 at 05:08, Rob Leslie <rob at mars.org> wrote:

> I don’t have a good answer, but I thought I’d mention this project which
> looks interesting and I’m considering using myself:
>     https://github.com/llelf/prose
> --
> Rob Leslie
> rob at mars.org
> On Mar 17, 2016, at 12:59 AM, Harendra Kumar <harendra.kumar at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> I looked around and found only one package, text-icu which provides
> unicode normalization operations and a lot more. But text-icu depends on
> the icu library being installed on the system. We would prefer to avoid
> dependency on the icu library.
> Is there a lightweight alternative which does not depend on icu? It could
> be a pure Haskell package or bindings to a lightweight C library where the
> library is small and shipped with the package itself.
> I wonder if there is a need for unicode normalization operations in GHC
> code itself? If so how does it handle that?
> I found a lightweight C library (https://github.com/JuliaLang/utf8proc)
> for normalization and case folding used by the Julia lang project. If there
> is no other option I am considering creating bindings to this library.
> Any pointers, thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Harendra
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