# [texhax] Hyphenation problem with makeindex

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Tue Apr 3 02:39:20 CEST 2007

```2007/4/2, Oleg Katsitadze <olegkat at gmail.com>:
> It occurred to me that the problem you have is related to the badness.
> The index is (usually) typeset in ragged-right mode, but a good
> ragged-right setting does not just allow lines to break anywhere, it
> still does badness checking to avoid very short lines (it's somewhere
> in The TeXbook, look up \raggedright in the index).  So, your
> discretionary hyphen (\-) is ignored simply because breaking there
> would be too bad, according to TeX's notion.  The solution is to