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Hyphenation is used to break up longer words at the end of a line in order to have a more even, less ragged right edge or to create better-looking fully justified text. A hyphen is inserted between syllables of a word with the portion after the hyphen moving to the next line. The software hyphenation settings are often referred to as H&J or Hyphenation & Justification.

Some of the H& J features and settings include the size of the hyphenation zone where soft hyphens are inserted, the H&J dictionary that specifies acceptable word breaks, and the greatest number of acceptable consecutive lines of text that can end with a hyphenated word.

Also Known As: hyphenation & justification

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