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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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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Making InDesign break all words but not hyphenate them

I'm looking for a way to make InDesign break words regardless of good design practices and not hyphenate them. For instance: The quick brown fo x jumps over the l azy dog. I would have done it ...
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Turn off Hyphenation in Illustrator globally

Adobe Illustrator CC likes to force hyphenation on every single piece of text. It used to be possible in earlier versions to switch it off globally for new documents through the Paragraph palette ...
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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 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 ...