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 calendar, the second is according to the Common Era calendar), or Mosul/al-Mawsil (the first is a common English spelling, the second is the transliteration of the original name).
The problem I am running into is that Latex cannot split such items when they are at the end of a line---and such item ends up sticking through the margins. Adding spaces around the slash helps, but it looks ugly and this is not how it is supposed to be in academic writing. I wonder if there is a workaround to solve this issue. Namely, I do not want to use spaces around "/", but I would like Latex to break an item after a slash when necessary.