This may not be a question appropriate to this forum, as I don't have any LaTex code to post. If so, culpa mea!
My question: I am seeing some, in my opinion, very awkward hyphenating words for line breaks in a physics paper that I am reviewing. It is written in LaTex in two columns for a journal publication. I am curious, in general, why LaTex might make such odd choices.
Specifically, in a few instances, a plural word ending in 's' is broken over the line with only the trailing 's' on the new line. Similarly, a few short acronyms (three and four letters) are broken with a single letter before or after the break.
Although there are two columns, the print is relatively small, think Physics Review Letter word-to-column count, so I don't think the typography algorithm balancing word spacing to hyphenation is overly constrained. Is this kind of behavior normal to LaTex? It looks very odd. Does anyone know if this is a common side effect of a common package?