# [tex-hyphen] Why does "\-" not work?

Sat Aug 20 16:43:07 CEST 2016

Dear all,

I apologise for being a beginner to LaTeX and asking a question which in the eyes of many might appear stupid.

Anyway, I need some help with hyphenating, and I think this is the best place for asking questions of that nature.

I have a root file containing the following:
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\documentclass[14pt, oneside, a4paper]{book}
\includeonly{%
Introduction2WelcomeToEssex,%
WelcomeToEssex,%
DiscoverMascara,%
%Envy,%
Wedlock,%
%Future,%
%Plenty,%
StrayDog,%
%Shame,%
ThePregnantReceptionist,%
Bliss,%
ThePunter,%
}

\title{Beletristics}
\date{\today}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[german,british]{babel}
\usepackage{cjhebrew}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\usepackage{url}
\usepackage[authoryear,round,semicolon]{natbib}
\makeindex

\usepackage{makeidx}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage{verbatim}

\usepackage{fontenc}
\usepackage[pdftex,unicode=true,%
bookmarks,plainpages=false]{hyperref}

\begin{document}
\frontmatter
\maketitle
\include{Introduction2WelcomeToEssex}
\include{Introduction2Sundry}

\mainmatter

\include{WelcomeToEssex}
\include{DiscoverMascara}
\include{Envy}
\include{Wedlock}
\include{Future}
\include{Plenty}
\include{StrayDog}
\include{Shame}
\include{ThePregnantReceptionist}
\include{Bliss}
\include{ThePunter}

\backmatter
\printindex
\bibliographystyle{named}
\bibliography{../../bibliographies/Beletristics.bib}
\end{document}
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No hyphenation happens spontaneously in the included files. If I use «\-», again, no hyphenation happens where it should. If I use \hypenation{word} inline, then the whole word disappears. I'd very much prefer to be able to use «\-», but I would put up with any other solution.

Can anybody help?

Many thanks