# [OS X TeX] Hyphenation question

L.Stirton at uea.ac.uk L.Stirton at uea.ac.uk
Tue Mar 13 22:00:06 CET 2007

With the help of another list member (Axel), here is a marked up version
of my original e-mail.

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[UKenglish]{babel}
\usepackage[text={28pc,525pt}]{geometry}
\pretolerance = -1
\hyphenpenalty = -100
\begin{document}

...

The one thing I can't figure out is hyphenation. I understand that (as
long as I am writing in English) TeX should automatically hyphenate---no
need to use [english]{babel} or any such command in the header. All the
sources I consult speak about what a great hyphenation algorithm TeX has.
But the only way I seem to be able to do hyphenation is manually (with /-
).

...

\end{document}

Below is the log file in its entirety. It seems to be picking up the
problem, "Overfull \hbox (5.47578pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 15--24
\OT1/cmr/m/n/10.95 algorithm TeX has. But the only way I seem to be able
to do
hyphenation" but I don't know how to interpret this.

Running LaTeX' on hyphen' with pdflatex
"\nonstopmode\input{hyphen.tex}"''
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.141592-1.40.0-rc4 (Web2C 7.5.5)
entering extended mode
LaTeX2e <2005/12/01>
Babel <v3.8h> and hyphenation patterns for loaded.

(./hyphen.tex (/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/latex/base/article.cls
Document Class: article 2005/09/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
(/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/latex/base/size11.clo))
(/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/generic/babel/babel.sty
(/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/generic/babel/english.ldf
(/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/generic/babel/babel.def)))
(/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/latex/geometry/geometry.sty
(/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/latex/graphics/keyval.sty)
(/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.texlive/tex/latex/geometry/geometry.cfg))
(./hyphen.aux
)
Overfull \hbox (5.47578pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 15--24
\OT1/cmr/m/n/10.95 algorithm TeX has. But the only way I seem to be able
to do
hyphenation
[1{/usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.local/fonts/map/pdftex/updmap/pdftex.map}]
(./hyphen.aux) )
(see the transcript file for additional
information)</usr/local/gwTeX/texmf.tex
live/fonts/type1/bluesky/cm/cmr10.pfb>
Output written on hyphen.pdf (1 page, 12511 bytes).
Transcript written on hyphen.log.

LaTeX finished at Tue Mar 13 20:48:33

Thanks.

Lindsay