[latexrefman] tie character

Vincent Belaïche vincent.belaiche at gmail.com
Sat Aug 14 00:34:22 CEST 2021

To Jim, yes i was referring to the @tie Texinfo command.
Good to know that it is in the Texbook, I will ask Jean-Côme (Texbook
translator to French) how he translated this term.


Le ven. 13 août 2021 à 23:45, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> a écrit :
> "Tie" was certainly not invented for Texinfo. (I used the command name
> @tie{} in Texinfo because using ~ was not possible, that's all.)
> Knuth uses the term "tie" in The TeXbook (and I strongly suspect that he
> was simply following existing typographic usage). As a result, it is
> widely used throughout the TeX world. So Please do not blindly replace
> with it with the (ugly, verbose, standards-committee-invented)
> "non-breaking space". Yuck. -k

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