Say I want to typeset a novel in a format close to the general standard (something like A5 format with top/bottom margins 2cm and margins 2cm & 2.5cm in the spine/non-spine sides of the book --- I don't know the correct term for the latter). What happens with the standard settings is that I get lots of overfull
\hboxes. Some can be corrected using
\-s, but others simply cannot. I know what TeX wants me to do in this case is to reword the text; however, when I typeset someone else's novel, that's kinda not an option.
So what do I do in this specific case where rewording the text is simply not possible? In some other posts, it is suggested to increase the
\tolerance. It makes the layout a bit more ugly at some places, so that solution is not very satisfactory. But are there really any alternatives? If not, what would you set
\tolerance to in the above case? (FYI, I tried with
\tolerance=1600, mostly as an experiment. It's definitely not ugly.)
EDIT: On a side note, I'm using XeLaTeX with Linux Libertine O. But that shouldn't be a problem, right?