# TeX/hyphenation

< TeX

## SynopsisEdit

\hyphenation{words}

## DescriptionEdit

The \hyphenation{words} command declares allowed hyphenation points where words is a list of words, separated by spaces, in which each hyphenation point is indicated by a '-' character.

## ExampleEdit

\hyphenation{fortran er-go-no-mic}

Indicates that "fortran" cannot be hyphenated and indicates allowed hyphenation points for "ergonomic". This argument to this command should contain words composed only of normal letters (\catcode 11).