{hyphenation} is about controlling hyphenation in (La)TeX documents.

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Smartdiagram is hyphenating too much

I am trying to make a constellation style diagram but when I insert the words that I want to use, it is hyphenating too much. I don't have an issue that the diagram is wide. Essentially, I am trying ...
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Russian (Czech, Polish, etc.) tradition of equations breaking [duplicate]

According to the Russian (Czech, Polish, etc.) typesetting tradition, we have the following rules of equation breaking: If an equation cannot be fit into one line, a typesetter should put part of ...
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How to avoid bad box with long words with no hyphenation?

I know there are planty of similar questions, but I haven't found the answer to this particular one. I have a long word (say some long acronym like ABCDEFGH). It happens to be at the and of the line ...
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nomenclature hyphenation

I'm using \makenomenclature and \printnomenclature.. I have searched since yesterday for solution with nomenclature, but found nothing. Do anybody have a solution? I don't want do it with glossary, ...
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How to force hyphenation in floating figure caption?

I have a right floating figure with a justified caption spanning four lines like so: Unfortunately, LaTeX will not hyphen the words in the caption (both words hyphen just fine in regular text), ...
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Why does titlesec cause bizarre line breaks within \paragraph?

Consider the following example: \documentclass[12pt,a6paper]{article} %\usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage[textwidth=79mm]{geometry} \begin{document} \paragraph{I guess we'll have to make a few ...
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Hyphenation in a table of contents causing bad blocks

I want to turn off words hyphenation in a TOC but leave it in the rest of a document. The intention to do it is to avoid bad blocks such as you can see below in my MWE. I prefer a solution that ...
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Preventing hyphenation of specific short, repeated, hyphenated words

I'm writing a document where I frequently refer to some experimental cases which are called things like "M-1" and "P-2". It's always a single number, a hyphen, and a single number. In several places, ...
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Generating unicode hyphenation pattern

Is there a program that you can use to generate unicode hyphenation pattern? I already know about opatgen but I can not compile that program since it requires a very old version of gcc.
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Combining dashes from babel with xspace

Assume we have some mathematical object that is used in formulae as well as in "natural" language (in my case, complexity classes). When defining a macro for such an object, I like to use \xspace so ...
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Nonbreaking dash that allows hyphenation

The babel package provides useful dash variants, e.g. "~ for a non-breaking dash that forbids hyphenation in the parts, and "= for a breaking dash that allows hyphenation in the parts. However, ...
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Hyphenation of Russian text in utf8 encoding?

All my attempts to make hyphenation work in Debian Linux 6.0 for Russian text encoded in utf8 has failed. My search on internet indicates that hyphenation should work through babel at least with ...
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Left aligning cell contents in a table

If you compile the code given below, then the row which states "Average Pre-Authentication Response Time" is justified with a lot of spacing between the words. I want it to be left-aligned. Also, if a ...
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Hyphenation when using \verb command

I'm having a problem using \verb command. Usually when I want some verbatim font in the current line (not in a new paragraph) I use the \verb command, not the verbatim environment. So, when I use ...
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Loading unicode hyphenation pattern

The documentation of hyph-utf8 package states: Since Babel’s hyphen.cfg is built in the XeLaTeX format, hyphenation patterns can be used without even loading Babel or Polyglossia. However ...
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Unable to make Russian hyphenation work after (re-)installing TeX Live 2013

I have just upgraded TeX Live to 2013 on Mac OS, and installed all the Cyrillic packages i could think of, but the hyphenation in Russian stopped working. Here is an example: ...
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Hyphenation problem on very narrow column and \flushleft

I have a strange problem with hyphenations, when the column is very narrow. My text is finnish and I'm using lualatex. In my narrow column, I have words "Ympärileikkauksen liitto". It breaks up as ...
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How to change hyphenation but not quotation marks in bibliography with biblatex?

I'm using biblatex with biber and an authoryear style for my bibliography. My main language is french, but I have different languages in my bibliography (so I load \usepackage[english, french]{babel}. ...
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Using TeX to split words into syllables

I know literally nothing about TeX, but when trying to figure out how to split english words into syllables I saw that the TeX typesetting system has a syllable breaking algorithm. Is there a simple ...
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How to create a short upper hyphen

How can I create a short hyphen, that connects two words in their upper part? The usual hyphen connects the words in their middle part. I tried to detexify it, but got only middle and bottom hyphens, ...
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Greek and Hebrew hyphenation in longer texts in LuaLaTeX

To typeset English + ancient Greek + Hebrew, paragraph length, I use XeLaTeX + polyglossia. I've been trying LuaLaTeX + babel in case this is the way of the future. In the minimum example below, I ...
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Hyphenate when using underscore as a letter

In many place in my current text I have to insert something like Name_of_model for instance. I found the last suggestion in this answer very helpful. However, I am facing a problem when it come to ...
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How to turn off hyphenation in ToC only?

Here's what my template looked like before: \usepackage{tocloft} \renewcommand{\cftsecleader}{\cftdotfill{\cftdotsep}} I changed it to this: \usepackage{tocloft} ...
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Overlong line even with suggestions for hyphenation

I have a paragraph which starts with \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside]{book} \setlength{\textwidth}{14.6cm} \hyphenation{MnTPPCl CoTPP} \begin{document} We studied surface doping with the ...
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URLs and justification [duplicate]

I am having difficulties in keeping long URLs inside the correct margins in LyX. I can understand why there are difficulties in hyphenating URLs at a point that will ensure the average reader will ...
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Redefining the emdash so as to allow hyphenation

OK, so I use the emdash as follows: someword---anotherword, but the problem is this prevents hyphenation of both words around the dash. I can fix this by replacing --- with \textemdash, but I was ...
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Add hyphenation pattern for word with special characters

The \hyphenation command can be used to add extra hyphenation patterns globally to a document. This is useful for special words, that are not present in the general hyphenation patterns. ...
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Text in itemize goes onto margin and doesnt align with other text

I'm having some problems with margins. \usepackage[top=2.5cm, headsep=0.4cm, bottom=2.5cm,left=2.5cm, right=2.5cm]{geometry} \geometry{bindingoffset=5mm} When I use itemize, the text doesn't align ...
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URL constantly results in a badbox

I am trying to insert a long url into a LaTeX document. I'm using hyperref package to make them clickable. However, Kile constantly tells me that it results in a badbox. It is strange, since, well, ...
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missing several fields in a bibliographic entry

Clarification: I'm writing a thesis. Edit: It seems that my TeXworks doesn't compile -- to a en-dash, any idea why? I just use – for now with XeTeX. I compile with XeLaTeX + MakeIndex + BibTex and ...
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Hyphenate long acronyms

I'm using the package acronym but I have a problem. I have a very long acronym "ADD1/SREBP1". I defined it like this: \acro{srebp}[ADD1/\-SREBP1]{adipocyte determination-and differentiation-dependent ...
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increase \hyphenation{word1 word-2…} capacity

We use LaTeX to typeset a large collection of books with many proper names. We use the \hyphenation{word1 word-2...} command to specify words that should not be hyphenated and to suggest hyphenation ...
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A hyphen is not displayed in chemfig

I have a problem with a hyphen that is not displayed (according to my pdf file) in a chemical structure (after the arrow, {n}-Bu_4N^+)=-=)), although it is present in the code. My sample code is ...
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How to get rid of the hyphenchar in XeLaTeX

I have the following TeX file which runs on XeLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia,xltxtra} \setdefaultlanguage{malayalam} ...
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hyphenation of chemical names

i use the datatool package to read a csv table which contains names of chemical compounds in one column. Those names are very long and have to be hyphenated. The problem is that these names contain -. ...
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Two hyphenation problems with non-language items

The first hyphenation problem occurs with the double-word "algébrico-géometriques", which is in French, and I'm writing in English. Unfortunately, I already tried different variants of ...
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How to break words at paragraph width?

I have a few long nonsensical words I'd like to break at the same place as the other words. How do I do it? Example below. The text quoted is: As an example of the two first properties, the ...
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A short hyphen in a math formula

In a LyX math formula, I want to write something like "r-number". However, the usual dash looks too long (like a minus sign). I am looking for a short, possibly upper hyphen. I couldn't find it in the ...
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Looking for a special printhyphens macro

In May 2012 user9588 answered: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \def\rehbox{{\unskip\unpenalty\setbox0\lastbox\ifhbox0 \rehbox \hbox{\unhbox0} \else \leavevmode \fi}} ...
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Help on dealing with items divided with slash

I am using a number of items in text that are divided with a slash. For example dates in different calendars or names of locations, such as 585/1190~CE (the first number is the year in Islamic lunar ...
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Breaking words at the end of line

LaTeX tends to break words at the end of the line when that causes better typography. Great. I'd like to have some sort of influence on where the words are broken, though. For example, LaTeX ...
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What to do so text won't splitted on the edge of paragraph? [duplicate]

I don't know if my title is descriptive enough, but that is my problem. In justified paragraph some text will be splitted, like 'descriptive' become 'des-criptive' and the 'criptive' part is on the ...
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Boxes of zero height, depth and width unexpectedly affecting document spacing

I was adding some mark up for a roughdraft of a document I'm working on. But when I eliminated the mark up, the spacing and linebreaks came out differ. My intention was to create boxes of zero ...
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custom word-wrapping in tablecolumns with fixed width

I have a somewhat special problem. I want to create a fixed-width table column (for example by using the p{0.2\textwidth} column-type). But in the column are really (!) long words, containing mostly ...
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MikTex 2.9 Serbian Cyrillic hyphenation problems

I have MikTex 2.9 on XP. Is there anybody to give me instruction how to set up program so that I can use serbian cyrillic hyphenation in it. I am not good in LaTex and I spent a lot of time trying to ...
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Using \hyphenation and umlauts

I have included the ngerman package and I write \hyphenation{An-fangs-n"a-he-rung} into the preamble of my document. However, latex complains with !Improper \hyphenation will be flushed. ...
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Automatic long word breaking in whole document

In my document some of long words are not automatically broken at the end of the line. Is there a way to fix that?
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Hyphenation in bibliography with Biblatex [duplicate]

The hyphenation in my bibliography is off somehow, I can't figure out why. Look: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage[style=alphabetic,hyperref=true]{biblatex} \bibliography{\jobname.bib} ...
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Simple transliteration in LaTeX (for Latin)

I would like to typeset the same latin text in two or more "spellings". My source is a modernized spelling (distinguishing i/j, u/v) and I would like to display it both with and without this ...
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Hyphenation command does not work with Greek words

I am relatively new to LaTex. I am struggling to write a report that contains mixed Greek and English words. The main language of the report is Greek. Therefore, I use the babel package. However, ...