# [texhax] Style

PR Stanley prstanley at ntlworld.com
Sun Jul 20 11:05:21 CEST 2008

It would be very nice to have a copy in English.
I think a good point has already been raised - when to use
italics or bold or whatever. in
twice f x = f ( f x )
Do you use italic or normal font? How about
twice :: (alpha -> alpha) -> alpha -> alpha

Cheers, Paul

At 04:07 20/07/2008, you wrote:
>Eduardo M KALINOWSKI writes:
>  > On Sat, 19 Jul 2008 10:41:07 +0100, PR Stanley
> (prstanley at ntlworld.com) wrote:
>  > > For example, is there a mathematics
>  > > equivalent of the Harvard system for typesetting essays? It's that
>  > > sort of thing I'm after.
>  >
>  > None that I know of, but as a matter of fact, there isn't much freedom
>  > in mathematics typesetting. Regarding spacing, Latex does a really
>  > good job, and one should not have to change anything. (One exception
>  > is the eqnarray environment, which shouldn't be used, anyway.)
>
>TeX usually does everything correctly by default.  However, there are
>some exceptions:  You'd like to write
>
>   y=\int f(x) \mathrm{d}x
>
>Also "e" is usually not typeset in italics...
>
>A very good paper which explains how to typeset math formulas,
>PTB.  PTB stands for "Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt".  This
>organisation is comparable with the National Buro of Standards in
>the United States.
>
>Rolf, the paper is outstanding, could you clear the copyright issues
>with the PTB?  It would be nice if it can be part of TeX Live.
>
>Regards,
>   Reinhard
>
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