The use of hyphens to break words across lines to manage spacing variations in justified text, the evenness of unjustified line breaks, and words that would not otherwise fit on the measure.

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How do I name a custom hyphenation dictionary file in scribus?

I want to add a custom hyphenation dict in scribus for the Tagalog (Philippine) language. Based on the language codes, I created the file "hyph_tl.dic" with an accompanying "README_tl.txt" and placed ...
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Does hyphenation increase legibility?

All I could find on the subject was this paper, which is pretty interesting in itself. But it only deals with preference. 57% of the test subject prefers hyphenated text. This is kind of surprising ...
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Hyphenation of compound words

When a compound word is hyphenated, should a second hyphen he added at the beginning of the line? And what is the case for compound words connected by a dash instead of a hyphen? Is one of the ...
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Hyphenation on many line breaks

Sometimes, word processors screw up hyphenation by hyphenating a series of consecutive lines. This just happened to me in a spectacular way:                 What's most annoying in the above case is ...