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Karsten Tinnefeld <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 9 Feb 2001 13:05:58 +0100
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> >Whether or not text is in math mode is an important authoring issue
> >that requires explicit author indication.

> I tend to think that there in a text mode for natural language alone, there
> should be no numbers allowed, only letters and punctuation marks.

Our (that is, German syntax) rules state that text mode numbers should ouly
be written out as number words up to twelve. But there are text mode
numbers which are definitely not maths, as in

        ``in the summer of '69''
        ``they were not only pirates, they were The Wild 13''
        (The number of the beast is $666$? I don't think so.)

Also, I tend to treat enumeration numbers (\thesection, \itemize-items)
as text number's, raising them to the third makes to sense.

Karsten Tinnefeld                       [log in to unmask]
Fachbereich Informatik, Lehrstuhl 2                   T +49 231 755-4737
Universitšt Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund, Deutschland   F +49 231 755-2047