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Re: behavior of @math with HTML output

From: Patrice Dumas
Subject: Re: behavior of @math with HTML output
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2022 16:08:59 +0200

On Fri, Oct 14, 2022 at 03:50:51PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > 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.
> What I thought was that plain TeX was rendered in a better way, but
> the Texinfo commands (thoses that makes sense in math expressions)
> were still keeping their semantics but could have some rendering
> issues (for instance, @strong and @sub would be ambiguous for TeX).
> The manual could say
>   In general, the contents of @math or @displaymath should be plain
>   TeX only, with no interspersed Texinfo commands, which may not be
>   supported at all.

Gavin, I let you do changes in the manual if you see fit.

> > 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.
> This is not ligatures, but kerning. The lack of kerning in any kind
> of slanted text introduces ugly and disturbing spaces. But there are
> normally no issues with HTML rendering, where kerning is always used
> in practice.

I was probably unclear, I just wanted to add an information on
ligatures, it was not related to kerning (I do not actually really know
what kerning is...).


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