# [OS X TeX] A heretic thought

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Aug 10 20:12:48 CEST 2014

On Aug 10, 2014, at 1:02 PM, George Gratzer <gratzer at me.com> wrote:

> But there is a price to pay...
>
> The book is typeset in Times, and it seems that the Times kerning tables
> do not extend to lower case, upper case pairs.
>
> So in LaTeX, you have to kern aT and eX manually.
>
> Then you italicize it, and it is all wrong. So you have to kern aT and eX manually again for italics!
>
> And then there is bold...
>
> Are there specialized kern tables for Times?
>
> GG
>
>
> On Aug 5, 2014, at 1:13 PM, George Gratzer <gratzer at me.com> wrote:
>
>> I redid the macros, typeset the book. It looks so neat!
>>
>> GG
>>
>> On Aug 4, 2014, at 7:03 PM, Nestor E. Aguilera <nestoreaguilera at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On 4 Aug 2014, at 18:29, Axel E. Retif wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 08/04/2014 03:43 PM, George Gratzer wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I started working on the 5th edition of /More Math into LaTeX/.
>>>>>
>>>>> And I have a thought. What would happen if  write
>>>>>
>>>>> Tex
>>>>>
>>>>> and
>>>>>
>>>>> LaTex
>>>>>
>>>>> no fancy staff. Would it not look nicer?
>>>>
>>>> No. I would not buy it just for that. For me, it would be a disrespect for the work of Knuth, Lamport, and the LaTeX3 team.
>>>>
>>>> That's the only thing I dislike about Texmaker (which I write TeXmaker anyway) ---I recommend it a lot, but don't use it myself (I only use Emacs on GNU/Linux and TeXShop on Mac OS X).
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Best
>>>>
>>>> Axel
>>>
>>> My one cent: a middle ground solution may be to write the "logo" (\TeX, \LaTeX, etc.) in very few places (perhaps at the beginning), and otherwise use "latex" (or "LaTeX", but this already may become tiresome).
>>>
>>> I like Michael's suggestion of using a macro such as \latex, as you may postpone your decision.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Nestor

Howdy,

Have you looked at the metalogo package? I don't know if it will do automatic correction for italics though.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)