[texhax] Redefining hyphenchar

P.Taylor P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon May 9 16:48:55 CEST 2005

Not a novice question at all!

One approach would be to redefine \hyphenchar,
as in

	\hyphenchar \font = 128

This will produce an "invisible" hyphen when used
with the CM fonts or with any other fonts in which
only the first 128 positions are populated.

Philip Taylor
Sridhar M.A. wrote:

> A novice question.
> I am typesetting a document wherein I need to break words, but the
> language rules/convention dictate that hyphen character is not used. I
> want to redefine the hyphen to be a blank character. How can I achieve
> this?
> Regards,

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