Wp-Hyphenate is a very promising plugin for WordPress, because it enables some typographical control not previously available for the web:
With it your left aligned text will be less ragged, and your justified text will avoid the ghastly word spacing that has prevented serious web designers from using it.
It’s still in its early stages, but I’m experimenting with it here – using justified paragraphs and blockquotes. Let me know what you think.
Out of the box, the plugin broke my linked flickr image codes, so I had to put
<a> tags on the whitelist, so the plugin ignores any linked text. Hopefully that issue will be addressed in the future.
UPDATE: Nov 16, 2008 – Jeff King has updated his plugin to address the issue described above.