CTAN has a new package: seqsplit
Sometimes one needs to typeset long sentences of letters, which should not have spaces between them (like letters in words), but could be split between lines at any point, often without a hyphenation character. This problem was formulated at the PracticalTeX-2006 conference by Klaus Hoeppner. In the general discussion several solutions were suggested. This package implements the one belonging to, I believe, Peter Flynn.
See this package at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/seqsplit . You may get a better network connection by using a CTAN mirror near to you; see http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors . Our service is supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
seqsplit – Split long sequences of characters in a neutral way
When one needs to type long sequences of letters (such as in base-sequences in genes) or of numbers (such as calculations of transcendental numbers), there's no obvious break points to be found. The package provides a command \seqsplit, which makes its argument splittable anywhere, and then leaves the TeX paragraph-maker to do the splitting.
While the package may obviously be used to typeset DNA sequences, the user may consider the dnaseq as a rather more powerful alternative.
|Copyright||2006 Boris Veytsman|