[texhax] how to create a non-breaking hyphen

Paul Tremblay phthenry at iglou.com
Mon May 15 00:35:46 CEST 2006

On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 11:00:12PM +0200, Uwe Lück wrote:
> Replacing `-' by `\mbox{-}' should do.
> I guess your example surprises because TeX at some stage
> inserts a penalty < 10000 after the hyphen. A low penalty
> always overrides a higher one.

Yes, this works perfectly! I don't know why my example I posted did
not prevent a hyphen. According to my LaTeX book, \nobreakline[4]
should make a line break virtually impossible.

Thanks everyone else for your suggestions. Uwe's suggestion is
simple and easy to implement in a conversion.



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