[OS X TeX] Hyphenation

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at latex-project.org
Sun Mar 27 08:48:14 EST 2005

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 12:59:48 +0200, Hans van Maanen <hans at vanmaanen.org>  

> In the Dutch language macro dutch.dtx, we can use  "-  to hyphenate a  
> word while still enabling the rest of the word to be hyphenated, so that  
> common Dutch words like diphosphate-phosphohydrolase do not result in  
> underfull boxes.

Is diphosphate-phosphohydrolase really a common word in Dutch? I would  
never have guessed ;-)

> I would like to use this as standard behaviour, so that every  -  in my  
> text will be understood as  "- and has full hyphenation. I'm sure it's  
> just a \renewcommand somewhere, but I don't know how to do this.

Well, almost \renewcommand but at a somewhat different level.

% Must come before the fontenc package!
% Also make the same change for other font families
% where this is needed.
% For demonstration purposes.
This allows words like diphosphate-phosphohydrolase to hyphenate
automatically but only with the T1-encoding.
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