[Tex/LaTex] modernCV seems to forbid any hyphenation. How to switch that off

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I'm writing a document with the help of the modernCV class, using (a modification of) the casual style. It looks like this class is penalizing hyphenation pretty severely. Why is that so? I can't find something like \hyphenpenalty= set to a very high value in moderncv.cls.

How can I allow hyphenation in the cover letter?

Best Answer

It's easiest to just add the ragged2e package to your preamble

\usepackage{ragged2e}% http://ctan.org/pkg/ragged2e

and use


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You could use any of the other justification styles as well.