# [texhax] Text in Math Mode

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Feb 18 08:04:27 CET 2004

>     I wrote the following line in LaTeX:
>         $$a = b~iff~a \geq b~and a \leq b$$
> I would like LaTex to generate something like:
>         a = b iff a >= b and a <= b
> The problem is, LaTeX is adding a small amount of white space in the word
> iff. What can I do to turn this off? I tried putting curly braces around iff
> but that does not seem to help.

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