[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: centered tables

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: centered tables
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 18:32:02 +0200 (CEST)

> > Sorry to say, but *I* don't expect this.  I expect _italic_
> > fixed-width font.
> Ah, so you want the text inside @samp to be in italics as well?  I
> didn't realize that.  (I guess you want @address@hidden to typeset
> "foo" in italic fixed font also, right?)

Hmm, not really.  I only want a consistent solution for the parameter
together with the quotes around it.

> In any case, I think the current effect of @samp inside @i is also
> useful: by not typesetting the text inside @samp in italics, it
> preserves its visual appearance, so e.g. a name of a variable or a
> function mentioned elsewhere in the text looks the same.

But the quotes...

> > The basic question is: Should @samp be stronger than @i?
> I don't know whether it was meant to be that way, but it is my
> impression that currently Texinfo consistently behaves as if _any_
> inner markup overrides the outer ones.  For example, @code{something
> @var{foo}} typesets "foo" as if @code were not there.  In other
> words, texinfo.tex doesn't merge the different typefaces that are in
> effect; instead, it uses the most recently specified one.  Perhaps
> that is what TeX does if you specify a fixed-width font inside
> italics?

Yes, it does, and I welcome this behaviour.  However, the current
implementation for DVI output is typographically bad.

Please look closely at the attached DVI file -- I've used LaTeX to
demonstrate the various possibilities.


Attachment: zzz.dvi
Description: Binary data

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]