[texhax] about the meaning of latex's command

a p tug at alxp.gr
Thu Apr 5 18:48:26 CEST 2007

On 5 Apr 2007, at 18:43, anhnmncb at gmail.com wrote:

> hi, list.
>   I'm a newbie of the latex, now I'm reading lshort.pdf to gain the  
> base
> knowlege of latex.
>   I find that I can't understand some commands' meaning, say \textrm
>   (although I know it means text roman from other friends). So, where
>   can I find a abbreviated command's full name?

I don't think there is any such list, at least not an official  
comprehensive one, to my knowledge.

All you can do is as in any situation where you have to use commands:  
first you learn them, then you think of them as mnemonics so as to  
help remember the command for the next time. Of course, a command's  
name is not always very straightforward, but with a bit of  
imagination and experience, you'll get it.

Anyway, this shouldn't keep you back in your learning of LaTeX.

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