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

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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, ...
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(Another) problem with url hyphenation in bibliography

What I am about to ask has already been asked many times, but nothing seems to work for me so far. Basically I am having troubles in getting urls hyphenated correctly in the bibliography. I modified ...
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Autohyphenation of compound Russian words

The title says it all... how? There are a lot of compound Russian words that have a hyphen and they need to be hyphenated just like any other word. Polyglossia can do this for German with "- and "= ...
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Line breaking with `and/or` + babel

I have continuously come up with the problem of overfull hboxes because sometimes I write and/or in my papers. For example, this phrase: To design and implement a biofeedback system for alerting ...
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Hyphenate term with numbers and white space within acronyms

I want to use the command \hyphanation to force latex keeping terms in the same line The terms are for example IAS 39 and IFRS 9. I use acornyms for IAS and IFRS and let a white space between the ...
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Evaluate typographical beauty of a document (widow, orphans, hyphens, etc) in order to optimize the page geometry

When finalizing documents, one of the last things I do is usually to play with the page geometry to improve the overall layout: get rid of a few orphans or widows, reduce the number of hyphenations, ...
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How to change hyphenation language without Babel?

I would like to change hyphenation pattern in pdlatex without using babel, because babel kills my document class in my language (hungarian). Unfortunately I cannot find a way to change the pattern ...
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hyphenation and justifying in \epigraph

Is it possible to justify and hyphenate quotes typeset within an \epigraph? An MWE and its output are shown below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} ...
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How set hyphen (divis) to specific unicode char [duplicate]

I need a specific divis / hyphen character or more than one randomly show This code is not working at the present. Does anyone have any suggestions? \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{blindtext} ...
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Not allowing hyphenation of urls in references

Is there a way to globally turn off hyphenation of links in bibliography? Current state doesn't please me: Minmal working example: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,oneside]{report} \usepackage{url} ...
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How to change hyphenation of a particular word

Possible Duplicate: Adequate hyphenation of words already containing a hyphen How to change hyphenation of a particular word? specifically I don't like how it is line breaking position ...
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Trying to make sense of TeX decisions (stretching, tolerance)

For example, if I don't set stretch parameters (tolerance, badness, emergencystretch, sloppy, etc) I get some overfull boxes (full LaTeX code post at the end). Notice that TeX seems unwilling to ...
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Ancient Greek hyphenation in LuaLaTeX

Can anybody tell me the current state of hyphenation patterns in LuaLaTeX, especially with regard to Ancient Greek? I searched here on tex.sx and on the web. There are many mailing lists discussing ...
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Command for special text with reserved LaTeX symbols

Surely I am missing something here, but I can't remember =(. I want to build a command that accepts special LaTeX symbols and correctly display them. As special I mean \, _, or some others, and ...
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Disable hyphenation in footnotes

I want to disable hyphenation in footnotes, because I have special codes for a special program and the readers should copy this code into his program and therefore its not good, that there is a hyphen ...
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How to typeset Tibetan in XeLatex with correct linebreaks?

I am trying to typeset Tibetan language in a document, but the text does not wrap at the margin. I think this could be easily fixed if I tell XeLaTeX to recognise the Tibetan tsheg character ('TIBETAN ...
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Hyphenation in classicthesis graffito

I am using the classicthesis package and the graffito side notes it provides. However, I'd like those side notes to be properly hyphenated, even though I think they were not intended to be by the ...
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No hyphens in biblatex

How can I suppress hyphenation in biblatex? (I know that only one sentence usually is considered bad question quality, but why over-complicate a simple (?) problem)
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How I can add my own language [closed]

I wrote an artificial language (conlang). What I can add my own language in LaTeX? Conlang has more letters than English (utf8 and some ligatures) and specyfic hyphenations. Where is simple/minimal ...
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\hyphenation{ } in a part of text

Is it possible to make \hyphenation{ } only in one chapter or small text? Not the whole text but only in small pieces of text. Maybe it is possible to make a new language and use different ...
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How can I really force the hyphenation points of a word?

I try to make XeLaTeX hyphenate the German word "Sicherheitsbeauftragter". I tried several values for x in \tolerance=x and instances of \hyphenation{Si-cher-heits-be-auf-trag-ter}. Nothing worked. ...
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badbox of “underful hbox (badness 1158)”

I wrote the following reference in my .bib file: @ARTICLE{Auvinet11, author = {E. Auvinet and F. Multon and A. St-Arnaud and J. Rousseau and J. Meunier}, title = {Fall Detection With Multiple ...
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patgen: what do these values mean?

What do hyph_start, hyph_finish, pat_start, pat_finish, good weight, bad weight and threshold asked by patgen mean?
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Force hyphen line-break one words with dieresis [duplicate]

Normally Latex adds a hyphen if the word at the end of a line is too long, and continues the rest of the word on the next line. I'm writing my document in Dutch and when the last word on a line ...
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smarter hyphenation for narrow columns?

I know how to turn off hyphenation via \nohyphens{.....} (from hyphenat). But what I'd really like would be to hyphenate smartly. What I mean by this should hopefully be made clear by the following ...
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Could not use patgen [closed]

All I see on my console is "Bad Representation" for even the .TRA file example of the patgen2 manual itself. What should I do?
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How to remove diaeresis after hyphen

To quote Wikipedia: In Dutch, spellings such as coëfficiënt are necessary because the digraphs oe and ie normally represent the simple vowels [u] and [i], respectively. However, hyphenation is now ...
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Justify long line with no spaces but a lot of hyphens

% !TEX TS-program = xelatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode \documentclass[11pt]{memoir} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{showframe} %%% Book Layout %%% \setstocksize{4in}{5.75in} ...
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How to use hyph-utf8 correctly?

I'm using MiKTeX and pdfLaTeX and the package manager tells me that hyph-utf8 is installed and auto-download of packages is activated, too. But when I do \usepackage{hyph-utf8}, because I hope that ...
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\RaggedRight makes document longer

I have a document carefully written to fit in 4 pages; but when I added a \raggedright (or \RaggedRight with use of the ragged2e package) the length gets longer. Furthermore, suddenly the output ...
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How to force LaTeX not to break the line after a hyphen “-”?

With ~ we can enforce that no line break occures between two words. But this does not seem to work with special characters. I want LaTeX to enforce not to break the line after the - in (re-)creation. ...
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Hyphenation does not work with acro and luatex, but with pdftex

I'm using luatex 0.70.1 together with acro 1.2 and I have the following MWE. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{acro} \DeclareAcronym{DNA}{ short=DNA, ...
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Hyphenating words with archaic spellings

I often work with texts from the 17- to 1800s that (in addition to now obsolete words) contain familiar words in slightly different spelling. The language of these texts, and of the ones I'm writing, ...
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patgen: tex file generation from dictionary [closed]

I am managing a project where we will need to run patgen on a new niche language (a mixture of English and vernacular). I am just wondering if anyone has any advice on generating the patterns. For ...
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Hyphenation not working in cover letter template

I can't find the reason why hyphenation doesn't work in cover letter template document listed below. %% start of file `template_en.tex'. %% Copyright 2006-2010 Xavier Danaux (xdanaux@gmail.com). % % ...
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How to wrap text in line by adding spaces

I am writing one text which has some very long words but i don't need to split word in multiline using hyphen. I just want to add spaces to fit in the line as shown below. This is my first ...
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Insert hyphenation point in BibTeX using PDFLaTeX and hyperref

How to tell PDFLaTeX to make hyphenation in place where I want it to be? I have my document file: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \PassOptionsToPackage{hyphens}{url}\usepackage{hyperref} ...
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\xspace and hyphenation

I was considering to use xspace for some common standard terms in my document, like: \newcommand{\ring}{my secret ring\xspace} I am now wondering, if hyphenation gets it right, when I do this? ...
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How to get XeLaTeX do proper hyphenation and full justification?

I want to use XeLaTeX to design a paperback (11x19cm) using Adobe's Garamond and Myriad as custom fonts. It is entirely written in German. However, both hyphenation and full justification are a mess: ...