Regular expression to hyphenate long words
Posted on 2007-11-18
I have a website where user-driven content is being displayed in columns. Words longer than, say, 30 characters are pushing out the column widths. This includes URLs that users enter, which is not uncommon.
I need a regex that will find these long words and insert a hyphen after the nth character. This will render URLs useless, but that's OK, because the content in the columns is just summary content that links to a full version that won't need to be hyphenated..