I'm writing my thesis using a custom font instead of the default CMU Sans-serif. I happen to find that, with this font, my lines tend to be more likely to suffer hyphenation problems (or maybe it's just my imagination). Since I use technical terminology constantly (including acronyms, compound words, and in-line math mode), I regularly get the
\hbox overfull error.
Here an example:
However, I feel that my lines really aren't that hard to hyphenate. I wonder whether there's something I can tweak to tell my compiler to try "a bit harder" to break lines properly and avoid the overfull error. In some cases I can manually suggest word hyphenation (especially in compound words), but there are other occasions, like the one of the example, where I simply don't know how to solve this issue without altering word choosing (i.e. I don't want to replace "promised" nor change the words in front of it).