[texhax] Awful looking output

Michael Barr barr at math.mcgill.ca
Tue Oct 13 15:00:31 CEST 2009

On Tue, 13 Oct 2009, hh wrote:

> Look the attachment.
> Kerning is working.
> $\mathit{HW} = \mathit{WH}$
> or
> $.. \mathit{coefficient}.. $
> hh

All this is true, but the point was that you should not put math formulas 
in \mathit (which is for italic text) or, at any rate, you should not have 
to do so.  It is arguable that it was the WH that was wrong since there 
was not enough space and it looked like text, not math mode.  Whatever, 
TeX is supposed to work out the spacing automatically and doesn't.

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