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Re: texinfo.tex: hyphenation not working

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: texinfo.tex: hyphenation not working
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 09:37:33 -0500

    How to enable hyphenation of this word?

The hyphenation points are already being considered.  I put @loggingall
in the source and inspected the resulting paragraph breaking; it has the
expected discretionaries for the "determining".

What's happening is that TeX is trying to minimize badness over the
entire paragraph, by making the interword spaces as equal as possible.
In this case, the whole thing has to be set far too loosely, due to the
vast unbreakable url.  So the interword space huge.  So the
intersentence space after "Word_Boundaries.", which is 3x the interword
space, becomes truly enormous.

The last line has normal interword spacing because the hfil glue at the
end of the paragraph overwhelms the stretchability between words.

I don't see how anything can make this paragraph look decent except
either allowing line breaks within the url or rewriting.  Just a few
more words before the url and it comes out ok.


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