Text-ICU: Comprehensive support for string manipulation

This package provides the Data.Text.ICU library, for performing complex manipulation of Unicode text. It provides features such as the following:

  • Unicode normalization

  • Conversion to and from many common and obscure encodings


This library is implemented as bindings to the well-respected ICU library (which is not bundled, and must be installed separately).


Upstream ICU occasionally introduces backwards-incompatible API breaks. This package tries to stay up to date with upstream, and is currently more or less in sync with ICU 55.

Get involved!

Please report bugs via the bitbucket issue tracker.

Master Mercurial repository:

  • hg clone http://bitbucket.org/bos/text-icu

There's also a git mirror:

  • git clone git://github.com/bos/text-icu.git

(You can create and contribute changes using either Mercurial or git.)


This library was written by Bryan O'Sullivan.