# [texhax] Hyphenation

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 09:10:48 CET 2008

On Jan 14, 2008 4:13 AM, justanotheradress at gmail.com

> I spent quite a while in searching for a handy solution to specify the
> area where LaTeX shouldn't hyphenate words - with no luck. Microsoft
> Office (yes I used the bad word) allows you to define an area where no
> hyphenation is permitted. I wish I had something similar in LaTeX;
> maybe an area in mm or in characters (meaning don't hyphenate when
> only x characters are left before/after the hyphenation). I know about
> "hyphenpenalty", "\begin{sloppypar}", "\sloppy, "\hbox{}",
> "\hyphenation{}", "\mbox{}", etc., but those aren't real solutions and
> certainly not very effective in a >100-page document...
>
> Is there something I just missed in my research or is what I'm looking
> for just not existent?

>From the babel manual:

hyphenrules
The environment hyphenrules can be used to select only the hyphenation
rules to be used. This can for instance be used to select
'nohyphenation', provided