[OS X TeX] another bad page break problem
Victor Ivrii
vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 04:13:56 CEST 2011
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 9:33 PM, Art Werschulz <agw at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi.
>
> On Jun 15, 2011, at 7:20 PM, Ross Moore wrote:
>
>> By the way, your use of upright text for descriptive words in subscripts
>> is laudable — most people get this wrong.
>
> Indeed. I've had the privilege of studying the Master's works (i.e., Knuth), and this is a point he makes more than once. I highly recommend his "Mathematical Writing". Anybody who's going to do mathematical writing (e.g., PhD students) should read same and learn its lessons.
>
> To me, a juxtaposition of math italics is implied multiplication, not a label. Besides, math italics were not designed for the formation of words; something like $c_{in}$ just Looks Funny.
>
>> However not sure why you chose to use \operatorname .
>> It is sufficient to use \mathrm or \text
I prefer \mathsf for this labels (but I also use {sfmath} package as
it is IMHO easier for eyes
>
> Somehow I got into the habit of doing that a very long time ago. Maybe this was in Spivak's "Joy of TeX"; I don't remember.
\operatorname provides some extra spacing which does not seem suitable
for labels
Victor
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