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Hyphenation for Text Tool

When I write create long paragraphs with text tool on the Figma I get the unnecessary spaces on edges of the paragraph like below.

But I think if there a hyphenation feature (like Adobe Photoshop) it could add dashes automatically on the texts and fix this issue.

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So, what do you think about this feature feedback?

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Yes please! Automatic hyphenation can be done with CSS, so it should be made possible in our Figma mock-ups as well!

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Yes, I can’t believe they have all these features around fonts like character variants and stylistic sets and all that, but they don’t have hyphenation which is a basic CSS functionality.

I will ditch indesign if this feature drops.

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Would like to see this feature in some future version:
hyphenation!

Yes, this would improve our workflow significantly! Not only do we have to communicate that we want to use automatic hyphenation separately to our developers right now we also have to communicate it to our copywriters who take screenshots from our Figma designs and use them on our Knowledge base and other public places to communicate to our users/customers

So this would create a more efficient workflow and collaboration and would make it less error-sensitive.

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Some interfaces need a bit of explaining to the users, some tooltips run long especially in specialized products. As someone who is a graphic and interface designer this feature is a basic function. It’d be great to have this soon and save a lot of effort as opposed to manually add hyphens to get the correct paragraph styling.