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

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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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How to define command like "| (german) for greek language? --: allowhyphens, noligature, minimal space

For my polutonikogreek documents I want to use commands/shortcuts like the "| of germanb.ldf, which is ...
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How to prevent LaTeX from hyphenating the entire document?

I can't find where I can remove any kind of hyphenation and just have LaTeX just do a line break. edit: Honestly speaking I just don't like to read hyphenation anywhere and that's the only reason why ...
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Latex, how to “avoid” syllabify or hyphenation

I've a problem with latex (I'm new with it): it hyphenates :) :) I'm writing my thesis and I don't want the hyphenation. The strange thing is the fact that when I write the \chapter there is no ...
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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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Hyphenation of words with accents doesn't work [duplicate]

Hyphenation of words with accents doesn't work. I'm writing my document in Portuguese so I have accents like '`~^ for some words but these words are not hyphenated. How do I solve this? THIS WAS ...
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Locally disabling hyphenation in a multicolumn list

How can I locally disable hyphenation in the following itemized list? I want to disable it only in a specific list in my document. \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{enumitem} ...
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Correct way to specify discretionary hyphens in bib files with biblatex/biber

Today I unexpectedly received the dreaded character not set up for use with LaTeX from inputenc. In this case, I was also pretty sure the error came from a .bib file. However, I grepped everything in ...
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Babel with UKenglish does not use British English hyphenation? [duplicate]

I am having trouble understanding the hyphenation rules of "babel". According to this question, selecting either UKenglish or british should result in Oxford dictionary type hyphenation. But it ...
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Justify text from right in two column springer document class

I am facing one problem in justifying text in springer document class. my code is as below \documentclass[twocolumn]{svjour3} %\documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Should I emphasize the hyphen, here? [closed]

I need to emphasize one part of a combined word containing a hyphen (cis-Golgi). What would be correct? Including or excluding the hyphen / minus in \emph{}? Does it make a difference?
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Hyphenation of words containing slash

How can I tell LaTeX to automatically split up the german word Kontrast/Rausch-Verhältnis into Kontrast/Rausch-|Ver|hält|nis LaTeX complains that "/" is not a letter.
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Hyphenation in nomenclature [duplicate]

I'm using the nomecl package for explaining symbols. However, manual hyphenation rules like Kontrast/Rausch"=Verhältnis for long german words in the description are not working. See the following ...
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Problem with dash using XeLaTeX

I am writting with LaTeX my bachelor thesis. I am using XeLaTeX because you can easily highlight text with the xesearch package. My problem is that words with a dash like HTML-Request are not broken ...
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soulutf8 strips characters from compound words

I use soulutf8 for underlining in my LaTeX document. However, it seems to be stripping characters from the end of compound words, e.g.: \ul{$n$-rozměrný} results in n-rozměrn However, if I ...
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Prevent too many hyphens in a row [duplicate]

I would like to set things up that there are never more then three hyphenated lines in a row. Is there a command or parameter for this?
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Obtain \badness or glue adjustment for each line

This might be interesting for perfectionists and/or fastidious typesetters who would like to improve the document even further (beyond the beyond the magnificence of a book with zero bad boxes). We ...
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Is there a more systematic way to fix hyphenation?

I found out that the Czech word „množina“ meaning “a set” is hyphenated „množi-na“ by TeX rather than „mno-ži-na“. What is worse the word „podmnožina“ meaning “a subset” is hyphenated „podm-noži-na“ ...
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Stop Hyphenating Across Page Breaks

How to prevent hyphenation across page breaks? Here is my minexample: \starttext \dorecurse{200}{Aprikosengeschmacksrichtung } \stoptext What I mean is a feature, which many other typographic ...
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Prevent LaTex from word wrapping subsequent lines

I am writing (partially) in german. German words tend to be quite long and my page is rather slim (I'm using the classicthesis template). So words get wrapped quite often which results in a lot of ...
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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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How to obtain a justyfied paragraph with correct word-spacing in tabular environment?

I'm trying to obtain a tabular with three columns of text vertically aligned on top (using array package and p{'width'}), but I can't figure how to obtain a regular spacing between words, like a ...
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Line breaking in math mode

Under default settings a line can be broken in math mode after binary operator with \binoppenalty or after relation with \relpenalty. I'd like to preserve this behavior but alter the result so the ...
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Allow line break, but without inserting a dash

I have a sentence that contains a number of long dataset names. I would like to allow LaTeX to break these names at certain positions that I would like to specify somehow just like I can use \- to ...
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Hyphenation in list of figures

I am trying to remove hyphenated words from my list of figures and tables and I've no real idea how to do it. I just don't like the look of the same words broken at different points. For example ...
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ConTeXt: Disable Hyphenation, Enable Indentation, and Enable Sorting for Bibliography Entries (Items in List of Publications)

Enable Indentation I've tried: \setuplist [pubs][ before={\indentation}, ] and also: \setuppublications[ indentnext={yes}, indenting={yes}, ] Unfortunately, no effect. I would like both ...
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Is there any way to disable automatic ('discretionary break') hyphenation, while allowing/forcing TeX to break some chosen words?

I have a large document with narrower paragraph width than regular (approx 5 average words long), and I want to disable hyphenation short of having the opportunity to allow hyphenation of chosen words ...
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Package polyglossia Warning: No hyphenation patterns were loaded for `English'

I'm running Arch Linux and installed texlive 2013 via tlmgr. My file is this: \documentclass{paper} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{english} ...
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\hyphenation{…} list is not used

I am using xelatex, couldnt find out why I am not getting hyphens from the list I created. Is this because of my font (Brill), cause I used Times New Roman which renders with my hyphens. Who is to be ...
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Why doesn't LaTeX hyphenate words containing accents, e.g. “développement”? [duplicate]

In this MWE, Latex doesn't hyphen the word "développement" and prefer to create a HUGE hbox. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,dvipsnames]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} ...
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How can I prevent TeX hyphenating one occurrence of a word (locally)?

I'm currently typesetting a test using the exam class and the test consists of some True or False statements. Some statements span a couple of lines, but some could fit in a single line, except for ...
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How to manually set where a word is split?

In my article, words are sometimes split a bit weird. For example: although ev-erywhere isn't wrong, it doesn't read very easily, so I'd like to split it as every-where. How can I do that? I tried ...
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Problem with \hfill and hyphenation

When I use \hfill and in the previous line the last word is hyphenated, the \hfill doesn't work the same way as usual: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{book} \begin{document} Spellings attempt to ...
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Text hypenation inside array-typed environment

I'm trying to write a cases or array environment, inside display mode, with some long line of text. The thing is I can't achieve a linebreak. I know for certain that array won't allow this. I also ...
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Why does \usepackage[british]{babel} change the hyphenation to wrong?

Now I know there are hyphenation differences between British and American English but in no dictionary, British or American, could I find the word "alternate" to be broken down to al·tern·ate instead ...
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General question about controlling hyphenation and document layout

In general, I am letting LaTex do its own thing regarding document layout. I have set the margins and line-spacing according to my University's criteria, but otherwise the only thing I have messed ...
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How to set a global setting for hyphenation of already hyphenated words using XeLaTeX?

Please consider the MWE below, I want to globally invoke hyphenation of already hyphenated words using Babel package, Hyphenat package in English, to get the same effect when using ...
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Is there any automatic way to detect hanging text on the right in LaTeX?

I wonder if there is any automatic approach to detect hanging text all throughout the 200-page thesis, mostly due to hyphenation issues. Consider the output below, there is like a subtle hanging text ...
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Strange hyphenation behaviour with babel's italian option

As an odd recurrence with many previous documents (and by subsequent trials and errors), I noticed that with this default, reduced MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} % \usepackage[OT1]{fontenc} ...
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Why does TeX prefer an overfull box to hyphenating here?

Here is a short file which produces an overfull hbox: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage[left=1.5in,right=1in,paperwidth=8.5in,paperheight=11in]{geometry} \begin{document} \trivlist ...
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Babel Multilingual Hyphenation Order of Precedence?

When I use multiple languages with Babel (e.g., with \usepackage[german,french,latin,english]{babel}), I realize that english is the default language because it is the last listed, but what does Babel ...
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How to suppress hyphenation in figure and table captions?

To suppress hyphenation in section names I use \hyphenpenalty=10000 in \titleformat command. Is there any similar way to suppress hyphenation in figure and table (and longtable) captions?
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How to disable hyphenation in lualatex?

I am using the mechanism outlined in this answer to generate a text-only version of a fairly complex document for spell-checking. This is my first attempt to use lualatex, so this might be littered ...
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babel: “No hyphenation patterns were loaded for the language 'Portuguese'”

I put in the preamble of my document: \usepackage[brazil]{babel} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} When I compile as a PDF, I receive the output: "No hyphenation patterns were loaded for(babel) the ...
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It doesn't hyphenate words ending with “—”

UPDATE Well. After a while, I decided to see again about this “problem”, and just discovered that in pdfLaTeX, using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and the — (the unicode —, not the ligature ---) it ...
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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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Problem with spaces in listings package and hyphenation

I use the listings package and there is a space that is inserted when the line breaks and the code goes to that new line. Why is this space inserted in the new line? How can I remove it? ...
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Which languages defined in babel repeat hyphen at start of line after hyphenation?

Babel (v3.9k) states that: \babelhyphen{repeat} inserts a hard hyphen which is repeated at the beginning of the next line, as done in languages like Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. I checked ...
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german hyphenation

I am using inputenc to have umlauts etc. it works fine, if I am not change hyphenation , but I want to have german hyphenation too. \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{report} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} ...
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Hyphenation in listings captions doesn't work correctly

I have the problem that automatic hyphenation in listings caption doesn't work if automatic linebreaking is activated. It works if I set breaklines=false or captionpos=t, which is weird. Is there a ...