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Re: behavior of @math with HTML output
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Patrice Dumas |
Subject: |
Re: behavior of @math with HTML output |
Date: |
Fri, 14 Oct 2022 15:15:40 +0200 |
On Fri, Oct 14, 2022 at 01:41:20PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2022-10-14 11:30:33 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > "In general, the contents of @math or @displaymath should be plain TeX
> > only, with no interspersed Texinfo commands."
>
> I assumed that this was for commands that exist in plain TeX, which
> is not the case of @var.
No, it is for all the @-commands, and, in my opinion, the sentence is
clear as is. But do not hesitate to propose changes in the manual if
you think it can be ameliorated.
> > In the upcoming version, there is a converter to LaTeX, which allowed to
> > add the customization variable CONVERT_TO_LATEX_IN_MATH. You could use
> > that in conjunction with HTML_MATH t4h to have Texinfo @-commands
> > produce TeX/LaTeX math in @math. However, it won't do what you want in
> > term of formatting, as, if I recall well, @var is a no-op in conversion
> > to LaTeX in math mode, as math mode is already slanted.
>
> Well, math mode normally uses italics, not slanted, but perhaps this
> is changed by t4h (or Texinfo).
I think it is indeed italics, but my point was that the font in math is
slanted (italics is slanted), which seemed similar enough to the effect
of @var in the main text (which is also slanted, though not with a
'cursive' style), that I chosed not to change anything else.
> There is another issue: math mode
> disables kerning (because a sequence of letters typically means that
> this is a product), unless some command is used to specify that this
> is actually text. Not a major issue, but incorrect typography can be
> disturbing.
I think that this is ok in printed output and in Info. In HTML I don't
know, but I do not think that it is important. We try to avoid ligatures
in math mode.
--
Pat
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, (continued)
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Gavin Smith, 2022/10/17
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Gavin Smith, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Vincent Lefevre, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Jacob Bachmeyer, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Vincent Lefevre, 2022/10/15
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Jacob Bachmeyer, 2022/10/15
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Vincent Lefevre, 2022/10/16
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Gavin Smith, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Patrice Dumas, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Vincent Lefevre, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output,
Patrice Dumas <=
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Vincent Lefevre, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Patrice Dumas, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Vincent Lefevre, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Patrice Dumas, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Jacob Bachmeyer, 2022/10/14
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Vincent Lefevre, 2022/10/15
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Gavin Smith, 2022/10/15
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Vincent Lefevre, 2022/10/15
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Jacob Bachmeyer, 2022/10/15
- Re: behavior of @math with HTML output, Gavin Smith, 2022/10/15