[texhax] Characters out of margin
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Feb 23 18:31:57 CET 2012
On Feb 23, 2012, at 8:26 AM, Eric Weir wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2012, at 12:44 AM, Donald Arseneau wrote:
>> Eric Weir <eeweir at bellsouth.net> writes:
>>> \tolerance 1414
>>> \hbadness 1414
>>> \emergencystretch 1.5em
>>> \hfuzz 0.3pt
>> Yes, these parameters can be tweaked individually, but if you are a beginner
>> or intermediate use I recommend simply "\sloppy", which is LaTeX's encapsulation
>> of settings to prevent "overfull hbox in paragraph" errors. You don't mention
>> your language settings for hyphenation of words, and that may be the critical
>> problem. Both the tolerances and the hyphenation are subjects in the UKtug
>> TeX FAQ:
> Thanks for the references, Don. Unfortunately, my newbieness is so new the implications are a bit hazy.
> A FAQ on how hyphenation works linked to from the second link above has this: "The ordinary LaTeX user need not worry about \language, since it is very thoroughly managed by the babelpackage; use of \hyphenation is discussed in the context of hyphenation failure."
> The page on hyphenation failure alludes to a possible need to install new hyphenation patterns. I have the MacTeX version of TeX Live. If American English is my language, is it likely that I need to be concerned about having the wrong hyphenation rules specified?
> It also says this: "The \hyphenation command allows you to give explicit instructions." I'm taking it this would be to a specific instance of hyphenation failure?
> Finally, would I use "\sloppy" in place of the commands listed above or in addition to them.
You should not have any hyphenation problems with American English. It also has nothing to do with the Mac since MacTeX installs a standard, full TeX Live.
Is there any way you could supply a minimal but compilable sample file that demonstrates your problem?
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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