A hyphenation algorithm is a set of rules, especially one codified for implementation in a computer program, that decides at which points a word can be broken over two lines with a hyphen. For example, a hyphenation algorithm might decide that impeachment can be broken as impeach-ment or im-peachment but not impe-achment. One of the reasons for the complexity of the rules of word-breaking is that different "dialects" of English tend to differ on hyphenation [ citation needed ] : American English tends to work on sound, but British English tends to look to the origins of the word and then to sound.
As it goes about placing words along a line, LaTeX might automatically break a word across two lines by adding a hyphen between the two pieces of the word. This is called hyphenation. It might not be desirable to hyphenate certain words, like a name for example.
As per others, one of the greatest power of latex is how it hyphenates. However, in my opinion its always better to have the text justified without any hyphenation. Atleast, its better for the readers I received this comment from many of my readers.
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The disadvantage of this method is that TeX will re-evaluate any paragraph for which hyphenations might help, which will slow TeX down. Second, one can select a language for which no hyphenation patterns exist. The technique cannot work in a document in which babel controls language selection, since babel incorporates hyphenation change into its language change facilities.
This section will guide you through text-formatting techniques. Formatting refers to most things to do with appearance including text style and spacing. Formatting may also refer to paragraph and page layout, here we will focus on the customization of words and sentences.
Your support for our advertisers helps cover the cost of hosting, research, and maintenance of this document. T E X uses a very sophisticated justification algorithm to achieve a smooth, even texture to normal paragraph text by justifying a whole paragraph at a time, quite unlike the line-by-line approach used in most wordprocessors and DTP systems. Occasionally, however, you will need to hand-correct an unusual word-break or line-break, and there are facilities for doing this on individual occasions as well as automating it for use throughout a document.
Incidentally I was typesetting something else, which probably is the reason I noticed it now. And I wanted to typeset my article the same way, with full justification but no hyphenation. Biggest strength of T e X is its line, paragraph and page breaking algorithms where hyphenation plays a big part. Thus removing hyphenation means taking away a lot of those advantages.