[texhax] Adjusting parentheses for intervals and functions
pgt at arcor.de
Wed Aug 18 15:54:19 CEST 2004
Jim Hefferon wrote:
> I do it just as you've said, to prevent confusion (although I can't
> remember using it in my LA). I'd think that the interval from 2/3 to
> 7 shown as:
> | 2
> | -
> | 3 .. 7 )
> would be bad, and a matching large one would also be bad. To my mind,
> the interval is set in regular type (even in display), just as sometimes
> I might have "where $x>p$" at the end of a display line.
Thanks a lot for that.
> But I'm no authority. And my edition of Swanson's _Mathematics Into Type_
> doesn't seem to say. In that case, I usually look at a couple of books
I've looked at the TOC of that book, but the math typography seems not
to be the main topic there.
> whose typography looks good to me and try to mimic what I see there.
> Did you look through a half-dozen reputable books (not mine!)? The
> AMS materials seem to me to ba authoritative, and Springer,
> Elsevier, etc.
I doubt that in the big commerce Springevier is place for any thoughts
about math typography.
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