# [texhax] do British LaTeX macros exist?

Philip G. Ratcliffe philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Thu Jun 19 12:12:17 CEST 2003

> i would like to be able to use British-spelt LaTeX macros
> instead of the American english ones, e.g.
>
> \begin{itemise} -> \begin{itemize}
> \begin{centre}  -> \begin{center}
>
> and many more i can't even think of. has anyone written
> such a set of macros, or must i define them myself?

First of all, do you always write sending attachments that
contain attachments?  Not easy to reply to!

Well, it's an odd request and almost certainly there is
nothing like you ask for.  It looks like a sure recipe for
getting into trouble.  Many macros depend on knowing the
name (i.e., the letters used) of other macros and many get
redefined in packages.  Of course, simple equivalences
should be ok, but it strikes me as a pointless risk.  If
you do go ahead and do it yourself, don't use \let, use
\def, so that redefinitions don't get lost.

By the way, I am British, always insist on British spelling,
punctuation and grammar, but it never occurred to me to
change the LaTeX macro names.

Cheers,  Phil