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Re: @math{-} does not produce a minus sign in Info

From: Vincent Lefevre
Subject: Re: @math{-} does not produce a minus sign in Info
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 03:18:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/2.2.7+51 (a318ca5a) vl-149028 (2022-10-21)

On 2022-10-25 19:42:22 +0200, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2022 at 03:28:33PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > 
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Use the '@minus{}' command to generate a minus sign.  In a fixed-width
> > font, this is a single hyphen, but in a proportional font, the symbol is
> > the customary length for a minus sign--a little longer than a hyphen,
> > shorter than an em-dash:
> > 
> >      '-' is a minus sign generated with '@minus{}',
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> > (where '-' is the ASCII hyphen-minus), which is incorrect: in the
> > MPFR manual, I get the real minus sign '−'. I suspect that the
> > difference is due to the chosen encoding. But the manual is silent
> > on this point.
> It is not very elaborated, but in the "Invoking texi2any from a Shell"
> node, there is, for --enable-encoding/--disable-encoding, there is:
>  By default, or with --enable-encoding, output accented and special
>  characters in Info and plain text output based on the document encoding.

But since the result of the above example depends on that, the above
section should refer to that.

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