Typogrify prettifies your web typography by preventing ugly quotes and 'widows' and more

1.1.2 2017-11-15 01:36 UTC


Typogrify prettifies your web typography by preventing ugly quotes and 'widows' and more



This plugin requires Craft CMS 3.0.0-beta.23 or later.


To install the plugin, follow these instructions.

  1. Open your terminal and go to your Craft project:

     cd /path/to/project
  2. Then tell Composer to require the plugin:

     composer require nystudio107/craft3-typogrify
  3. In the Control Panel, go to Settings → Plugins and click the “Install” button for Typogrify.

Typogrify Overview

Typogrify takes text, rich text, or HTML, and applies typographic best practices to make it look beautiful for display on the web.

It does things like smart "curly" printer's quotes, en-dash & em-dash, language-specific hyphenation, handles "widows", and a whole lot more.

It allows you to "client-proof" sites by applying all of these typographic nicities to text before it's displayed, no matter where the text comes from.

Typogrify also has some handy inflector functions to do things like give you the plural or singular version of a word, human-readable relative times/durations, human-readable file sizes, and more.

This plugin is roughly a Craft 3 port of Jamie Pittock's wonderful Craft-Typogrify plugin for Craft 2.x, and uses the php-typography and php-smartypants to do its thing.

Configuring Typogrify

There's no configuration necessary for Typogrify, but it does provide a config.php file that you can use to tweak its behavior to your heart's content.

If you want to change Typogrify's default settings, copy the src/config.php to craft/config as typogrify.php and make your changes there.

Once copied to craft/config, this file will be multi-environment aware as well, so you can have different settings groups for each environment, just as you do for general.php.

Using Typogrify

Typogrify provides two filters for prettifying your text:


Uses php-typography to apply typographic best practices to text, rich text, and HTML.


{{ content |typogrify }}


{% filter typogrify %}
    <p>Your text here</p>
{% endfilter %}


{{ craft.typogrify.typogrify(content) }}

So what does it actually do? Well, a lot:

  • Hyphenation — over 50 languages supported via &shy;
  • Space control, including:
    • widow protection
    • gluing values to units
    • forced internal wrapping of long URLs & email addresses
  • Intelligent character replacement, including smart handling of:
    • quote marks (‘single’, “double”)
    • dashes ( – )
    • ellipses (…)
    • trademarks, copyright & service marks (™ ©)
    • math symbols (5×5×5=53)
    • fractions (116)
    • ordinal suffixes (1st, 2nd)
  • CSS hooks for styling:
    • ampersands,
    • uppercase words,
    • numbers,
    • initial quotes & guillemets.

...and more. If you don't like the default behavior, you can enable, disable, or change any of the settings via the config.php file. See the Configuring Typogrify section for details.

Advanced Usage

Should you need advanced control over Typogrify in your templates, you can use the getPhpTypographySettings() Twig function:

{% set phpTypographySettings = getPhpTypographySettings() %}

This returns a \PHP_Typography\Settings object to your templates that Typogrify uses to do its thing. Then you can do advanced or dynamic configuration changes such as:

{% do phpTypographySettings.set_hyphenation_language('fr') %}
{% do phpTypographySettings.set_diacritic_language('fr') %}

...or anything else you care to do. See the PhpTypography Settings class for details.


If it doesn't look like Typogrify is doing anything to the HTML you're passing it, it is probably malformed HTML (syntax errors, missing closing tags, etc.). Fix your HTML, and Typogrify will prettify it!


Applies smarty pants to curl quotes.

The smartypants filter is provided primary to make upgrading sites from Craft 2.x to Craft 3.x easier, if you were using the Craft 2.x Tyopgrify plugin already. The typogrify filter does everything that the smartypants filter can do, and more.


{{ content |smartypants }}


{% filter smartypants %}
    <p>Your text here</p>
{% endfilter %}


{{ craft.typogrify.smartypants(content) }}

Human-Readable Formats

Typogrify can output human-readable durations, relative times, and file sizes. These are all localized based on the current Craft site language.

humanFileSize - Translate bytes into something human-readable. For example, 1024 to 1K


{{ 1240547 |humanFileSize }}


{{ craft.typogrify.humanFileSize(1240547) }}

humanFileSize also accepts an optional parameter to indicate how many decimal places to use (it defaults to 1):

{{ humanFileSize(1240547, 2) }}

humanDuration - Represents the value as duration in human readable format. For example, 131 represents 2 minutes, 11 seconds


{{ 131 |humanDuration }}


{{ craft.typogrify.humanDuration(131) }}

humanDuration will accept a \DateInterval object, a number in seconds, or an ISO8601 duration format

humanRelativeTime - Formats the value as the time interval between a date and now in human readable form. For example, in two days or 3 months ago


{{ someDateTime |humanRelativeTime }}


{{ craft.typogrify.humanRelativeTime(someDateTime) }}

humanRelativeTime will accept a \DateTime object, a \DateInterval object, a UNIX timestamp, or a string that can be parsed to create a DateTime object.

An optional second parameter lets you specify what to use as a reference time instead of now (it defaults to now):

{{ humanRelativeTime(someDateTime, referenceDateTime) }}


Typogrify also provides a number of inflectors that allow you to do things like give you the plural or singular version of a word, and more.

ordinalize - Converts number to its ordinal English form. For example, converts 13 to 13th, 2 to 2nd


{{ 13 |ordinalize }}


{{ craft.typogrify.ordinalize(13) }}

pluralize - Converts a word to its plural form. For example, 'apple' will become 'apples', and 'child' will become 'children'


{{ 'apple' |pluralize }}


{{ craft.typogrify.pluralize('apple') }}

An optional number can be passed in as a second parameter, which will cause it to only pluralize the word if the number is not 1. For example:

{% set numApples = 1 %}
{{ 'apple' |pluralize(numApples) }}


{% set numApples = 1 %}
{{ craft.typogrify.pluralize('apple', numApples) }}

In both examples, the number is 1 so the word would not be pluralized.

singularize - Converts a word to its singular form. For example, 'apples' will become 'apple', and 'children' will become 'child'


{{ 'children' |singularize }}


{{ craft.typogrify.singularize('children') }}

An optional number can be passed in as a second parameter, which will cause it to only pluralize the word if the number is 1. For example:

{% set numChildren = 2 %}
{{ 'children' |singularize(numChildren) }}


{% set numChildren = 2 %}
{{ craft.typogrify.singularize('children', numChildren) }}

In both examples, the number is 2 so the word would not be singularized.

transliterate - Returns transliterated version of a string. For example, 获取到 どちら Українська: ґ,є, Српска: ђ, њ, џ! ¿Español? will be transliterated to huo qu dao dochira Ukrainsʹka: g,e, Srpska: d, n, d! ¿Espanol?


{{ content |transliterate }}


{% filter transliterate %}
    <p>Your text here</p>
{% endfilter %}


{{  craft.typogrify.transliterate(content) }}

Typogrify Roadmap

Some things to do, and ideas for potential features:

  • Whatever else @mikestecker asks for

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