text-2.0.1: An efficient packed Unicode text type.

text-2.0.1: An efficient packed Unicode text type.

An efficient packed, immutable Unicode text type (both strict and lazy).

The Text type represents Unicode character strings, in a time and space-efficient manner. This package provides text processing capabilities that are optimized for performance critical use, both in terms of large data quantities and high speed.

The Text type provides character-encoding, type-safe case conversion via whole-string case conversion functions (see Data.Text). It also provides a range of functions for converting Text values to and from ByteStrings, using several standard encodings (see Data.Text.Encoding).

Efficient locale-sensitive support for text IO is also supported (see Data.Text.IO).

These modules are intended to be imported qualified, to avoid name clashes with Prelude functions, e.g.

import qualified Data.Text as T

ICU Support

To use an extended and very rich family of functions for working with Unicode text (including normalization, regular expressions, non-standard encodings, text breaking, and locales), see the text-icu package based on the well-respected and liberally licensed ICU library.