# How to allow line breaks after forward slashes in ConTeXt?

I have a document containing many forward slashes (/). I noticed that ConTeXt does not allow breaks after /. For instance, if a text contains bear/rabbit/tiger, it will not place a break and the text will flow off the edge into the margins.

• How can I create a special environment, inside of which, the rules for line breaking allows a line break after a /, if deemed necessary, with slightly higher or equal preference to what is given to a space?
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The command \setbreakpoints is made for that. Setting \setbreakpoints [compound] enables a break point after /, +, (, ) and -. For more information see ConTeXt wiki Composed words.

Example:

\setuplayout [width=4cm]
\starttext