A Jekyll plugin that improves the typography of your Liquid templates.


Improves typography on your Jekyll site using typogruby, titlecase, and some other useful functions.

Before After


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'jekyll-typogrify'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install jekyll-typogrify

You now need to enable the plugin in your Jekyll web site. Append it to the gems array in your _config.yml file:

- jekyll-typogrify



Converts an ampersand (ex. &) converts a & surrounded by optional whitespace or a non-breaking space to the HTML entity and surrounds it in a span with a styled class.

<h1>{{ "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" | amp }}</h1>

<h1>Mr. <span class="amp">&amp;</span> Mrs. Smith</h1>


Surrounds two or more consecutive capital letters, perhaps with interspersed digits and periods in a span with a styled class.

<h1>{{ "A.B.C. Corp." | caps }}</h1>

<h1><span class="caps">A.B.C.</span> Corp.</h1>

Custom Capitalisation

Typogruby cap module doesn't support having hyphens so there is a custom module:

<h1>{{ "North American P-51 Mustang" | jt_caps }}</h1>

<h1>North American <span class="caps">P-51</span> Mustang</h1>


Converts special characters (excluding HTML tags) to HTML entities.

<p>{{ "© Myles Braithwaite" | entities }}</p>

<p>&copy; Myles Braithwaite</p>

Initial Quotes

Encloses initial single or double quote, or their entities (optionally preceeded by a block element and perhaps an inline element) with a span that can be styled.

<h1>{{ '"Do not cry because it is over, simile because it happened."' | initial_quotes }}</h1>

<h1><span class="dquo">"</span>Do not cry because it is over, simile because it happened."</h1>


Applies smartypants to a given piece of text.

<p>{{ "Today I'm going to the... coffeeshop." | smartypants }}</p>

<p>Today I&#8217;m going to the&#8230; coffeeshop.</p>


Replaces space(s) before the last word (or tag before the last word) before an optional closing element (a, em, span, strong) before a closing tag (p, h[1-6], li, dt, dd) or the end of the string.

<h1>{{ "This is a rather long title." | widont }}</h1>

<h1>This is a rather long&nbsp;title.</h1>


Convert a given piece of text to titlecase.

<h1>{{ "i love toronto" | titlecase }}</h1>

<h1>I Love Toronto</h1>


Main function to do all the typogruby functions from the method.

<h1>{{ "Improve This Title" | improve }}</h1>

<h1>Improve This&nbsp;Title</h1>

Letter Spacing

Let's make sure click doesn't look like dick.

<p>{{ "There’s more to love with every click." | letter_spacing }}</p>

<p>There’s more to love with every <span class="fix-letter-spacing">click</p>.</p>

Em dash

Identify em dashes and surround them with a span.

<p>{{ "Upon discovering the errors—all 124 of them—the publisher immediately recalled the books." | jt_emdash }}</p>

<p>Upon discovering the errors<span class="emdash">&mdash;</span>all 124 of them<span class="emdash">&mdash;</span>the publisher immediately recalled the books.</p>


After checking out the repo, run make setup to install dependencies. Then, run make console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release to create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to