# 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

do/eiusmod/tempor/incididunt/ut/labore/et/dolore/magna/aliqua.

\setbreakpoints [compound]
\blank

Set `\setbreakpoints[compound]` in a group (between `{...}` or `\bgroup ... \egroup` or `\begingroup ... \endgroup`. If this is part of an environment, you should be able to use the `setups` key. –  Aditya Apr 4 '12 at 7:52