Is there a way to make LaTeX hyphenate much more to make spacing in justified text more even? I am trying to achieve the justification used in Renaissance-era typography (Bram de Does and other typographers following tradition also do this), which seems to often use a large amount of hyphenation to achieve better spacing.
In addition to all this, InDesign (which uses the TeX line-breaking algorithm) has a slider that goes from ‘better spacing’ to ‘fewer hyphenations’. Is there a way to get something like this in LaTeX?
I tried decreasing the
\hyphenpenalty to 0, but this did not have the desired effect. I am wondering if it is possible to increase the penalty for bad spacing in addition to this …
A new question that asks the same base question, but gets at the core better. I realised that I didn’t express myself very well in this question, so I have created a new one. It also takes into account what I learned from the answer, namely that hyphenation cannot save bad justification.