# [texhax] Preserving dash when hyphenating compound words

Aleksandar Zec zealeksanman at gmail.com
Sat Jul 31 12:13:15 CEST 2010

Hello all,

Please take this small example into consideration:

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{hyphenat}
\begin{document}
\noindent\fbox{%
\begin{minipage}{2cm}%
straw\hyp{}chopper\\
\hspace*{1.1cm}straw\hyp{}chopper
\end{minipage}%
}
\end{document}
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According to the hyphenation rules I have to follow (examples are in
English for the sake of simplicity), the first line is hyphenated
correctly. However, in the second case, it should look like this:

straw-
-chopper

(the original dash is preserved at the beginning of next line). How
should one achieve this?

Thank you very much in advance,
Alex