[texhax] Units in technical writing

Johnny yggdrasil at gmx.co.uk
Thu Dec 29 23:05:08 CET 2011

Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> writes:

> Johnny wrote:
> and a personal crusade:
>> ,----
>> | The numerical value always precedes the unit, and a space is always used
>> | to separate the unit from the number.
> Ah, but the space of the line, a thin space, a fixed width space, or ... ?!
> ** Phil.

I have never bothered about fonts much as I havent seen a concise
standard on it and find that by adhering to any consistent font within
the paper does very well. The problem with fonts, I presume, is that
many are proprietary (believe it or not, but most of the world seems to
prefer proprietary application rather than free and open
solutions!). Anyhow, a font would be difficult to adhere to when

Hope it helps!


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