[texhax] Hyphenation of "2,5-dimethylfuran" and its ilk

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Thu May 15 17:55:08 CEST 2014

On 15/05/2014 13:50, Simmie, John wrote:
> The ordinary command \hyphenation{} in a LaTeX document works well but only for letters.
> Extdash.sty covers those cases where the text contains a hyphen  naturally as in “Twisletown-MacSwiddelpipes”
> But how can globally hyphenate chemical names which can contain both digits (these can also be primed) & hyphens ?
> eg 5-methyl-2(3H)-furanone, 4,​4'-​oxybis[benzenamine, etc
> J. Simmie::Chemistry::NUI Galway

I'd use the \iupac macro from chemmacros:

Some filler text to force hyphenation.

Breaking - indicated by \-, break point without always printing a hyphen
indicated by \|.
Joseph Wright

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