[texhax] Hyphenation problem with makeindex

Oleg Katsitadze olegkat at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 14:49:38 CEST 2007

On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 12:49:44PM +0200, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Oleg's suggestion seems to work the problem out in the sense that the overfull
> box is avoided, although hyphenation is not done either

Could well be that hyphenation is disabled, as suggested by Karl.

> instead,
> \hyphenpenalty=50
> \exhyphenpenalty=50
> produces no result: we have no hyphenation *and* overfull box.

Did you try both, that is, something like

\tolerance=1000 % (or even more)

Without the \tolerance changed, the first two lines enable
hyphenation, but TeX might still refuse to hyphenate at a break which
gives badness greater than the current setting of \tolerance.

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