[l2h] \tt inside math makes unnecessary image

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Fri Feb 19 22:36:31 CET 2010

Hi Vadim,

On 19/02/2010, at 9:05 PM, Vadim Engelson wrote:

> A math with typewriter font inside ({\tt xyz}),
> generates an unnecessary image that looks bad:
> $abc+ {\tt xyz} +fgh$

No. This is not the correct way to do this.
It should be
   $abc+ \mbox{\tt xyz} +fgh$
   $abc+ \text{\tt xyz} +fgh$   with AMS-math loaded

or better still

   $abc+ \text{\texttt{xyz}} +fgh$

If you think that this is excessive markup for something
rather simple in appearance, then use a macro definition.


   $abc + \ttname{xyz} + fgh$

Now you can play around with the expansion of \ttname
to experiment with different styles/colours/whatever
and get a consistent result with all occurrences.

> But math with \tt  outside just places the text directly as HTML:
> $abc+${\tt xyz}$+fgh$

But now the spacing around the + signs is wrong
when you typeset this for a PDF.

> I use
> latex2html ttmath.tex -nomath -html_version 4.0,math
> Is there any method or patch to latex2html to avoid generating
> unnecesary image in the first case above ?

It is not LaTeX2HTML that is wrong.
Your own markup does not properly indicate what is mathematics
and what is text --- being used inside mathematics.

Hope this helps,


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