[OS X TeX] SI units and hyphenation

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Wed Jan 17 14:48:12 CET 2007


On Jan 17, 2007, at 8:42 AM, Helge Stanjek wrote:

> I use the units package with \SI{number}{units} quite often. Quite  
> often, however, this results in too long lines, because any numer  
> with a unit is treated as a non-breaking item (at least in my texts  
> written with TeXShop).
>
> Since I didnt find any hint in SIUnits.pdf and in other web  
> locations, I ask it here:
>
> Is there a possibility to tell TeX to break the units from its number?

Please don't do that if at all possible.

> Up to now I use the work-around of splitting the digits from their  
> units (i.e., writing \SI{1.234e-5}{} \SI{}{mol.m^-2.s^-1}), which  
> is not very elegant.
>
> thanks for any advice on this,

Wrap the affected paragraphs in \begin{sloppypar} | \end{sloppypar}  
or use \sloppy at the beginning of your document.

William

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