[texhax] Puzzling (La)TeX output
Lars Madsen
daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue May 9 21:12:21 CEST 2006
E. Krishnan :
> On Tue, 9 May 2006, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>
>> In Germany we write:
>>
>> \int f(x)\,\mathrm{d}x
>>
>> Unlike d, x is a variable and should be typeset in italics.
>
> This seems to be the ISO specification for math typesetting, as mentioned
> in the Kopka and Daley book on LaTeX. So much so, I have
>
> \newcommand{\diff}{\mathrm{d}}
>
> in my personal sty file and write
>
> \int f(x)\,\diff x
>
> in my work.
>
>From my knowlage it is mostly in physics those ISO specifications are
widely used. To a mathematician (I have a degree in math) it just looks
unnatural.
/daleif
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