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

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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: ...
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Automatically prevent line-break at hyphen of specific words (e.g. “dual-self”)

Usually questions about hyphenation and line-breaks are concerned about how to allow hyphenation when a word already contains a hyphen. That's not what I'm after: I would like to prevent the word ...
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Problem with Table of Contents chapter line breaking [closed]

I am working with the book document class. Concerning the table of contents, is there any way to break the chapter title as you like? For example, instead of e.g. How to effectively feed swiss ...
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Overfull hbox with British English

I write in British English and occasionally I get an overfull hbox warning because LaTeX does not know how to break a word correctly in its British form. For example, the word 'analysing' causes an ...
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Hyphenation of words connected with a double/triple dash

I can't hyphenate the words Cam•bri•an--Or•do•vi•cian because they are connected with an endash. The same probably happens when using the emdash. I tried this ...
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How to hyphenate a reference that has a lastname with a hyphen?

I need to hyphenate a long lastname with a hyphen in it in a reference, e.g.: @article{LastHyphenName:2013xy, author = {Longlast-Namewithhyphen, Antonio and Anotherlastname, David}, title = {{How to ...
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Change hyphenation patterns only for a chapter

I am currently writing a book in Italian using LyX and I use \usepackage[italian]{babel} in the preamble. However, I need to write a chapter of this book in a different language. How can I change ...
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Faulty output because of Polyglossia issue [closed]

this is my first question on here so I hope I'll include all necessary information right away. I am running MiKTeX 2.9, set up for XeTeX; my Editor is TeXMaker and my OS is Windows 8, 64-bit. ...
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How can I make an em-dash to allow for a linebreak on either side?

How can I make an em-dash allow a linebreak on either side? Optionally, how do I preserve the hyphenation points of the word on both sides? The following code allows for refrigerator---refrigerator ...
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\slash allows for hyphenation of only the word on its left; how to fix it for the right-hand word

I often use \slash to allow for linebreak after the slash. However I found that \slash doesn't allow for hyphenation of the word to its right, while it does for the word on its left. How do I use ...
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hyphenation of text within math

I would like text like \((\abcdefghij,\abcdefghij)\)-pair (with \abcdefghij defined as \textit{abc\-defg\-hij}) to be hyphenated as (abc·defg·hij,·abc·defg·hij)-·pair ("·" indicates all possible ...
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hyphenation next to a parenthesis

I have some very special hyphenation puzzles involving optional hyphens next to parentheses. (semi)group should be hyphenated as (semi-)/group di[rected ]graph should be hyphenated as di-/[rected ...
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Turn off Hyphenation Without Text Running Into the Margins

I am rewriting (and updating) my resume in LaTeX. I was dismayed because LaTeX automatically hyphenates words that need to go onto a new line when a line is too long. I found a way to turn off ...
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Add hyphenation-rule for hyphenated words [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adequate hyphenation of words already containing a hyphen Is there any way to define permissible hyphenations for hyphenated words? For example, even if I have ...
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ConTeXt: Too much hyphenation

I am trying to control the amount of automatic hyphenation in my document. But all the options I specify don't seem to have any effect. The following MWE shows two paragraphs with six hyphenated ...