[XeTeX] avoiding line break after dash

Mike Maxwell maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
Mon Dec 8 05:18:43 CET 2014

On 12/7/2014 7:14 PM, David Carlisle wrote:
> If adding markup rather than a general setting is acceptable you can use
> \mbox{-}abcd

I see that this works--I had not expected it to, so I didn't even try.  What I 
did try was
which certainly worked, but had other drawbacks for my particular situation.

Why does putting the leading dash inside a box prevent a line break between it 
and the following word?
	Mike Maxwell
	maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu
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