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 Re: journal macros (not front matter) Robin Fairbairns <[log in to unmask]> Wed, 5 Nov 1997 10:00:11 +0000 text/plain (34 lines) Philip Helbig quoting Hans Aberg: [proposed \colour command, I forget what for] > > Should the command not be named \color? I mean, who will remember how to > > spell it correctly otherwise. -- Just joking. :-) > > \color might already exist in one of the graphics packages?!?! \color is indeed used in color.sty, which seems to me a good reason *not* to use either American or British spelling. However, since I don't recall what the original command was for (and can't afford the time to look for it) I'm not able to suggest a reasonable alternative > > But I am not sure of the use of the command. Are there a lot of authors > > writing papers in several English dialects simultaneously? > > Well, my next paper I intend to submit to the Monthly Notices of the > Royal Astronomical Society, who in their style guide say please use > British spelling'. However, MNRAS were still updating their 2.09 stuff in 1995, so one presumes they've little interest in all this new-fangled 2\varepsilon stuff. This is in fact a general problem: SPIE, I found last week, updated their 2.09 proceedings stuff in July (it turned out easier to hack their 2.09 package to a 2e class than to un-2e-ise the paper that had to be out <24 hours after I was called onto the job ;-). What publishers (apart from Springer NY ;-) can we expect to refuse to take part in this sort of exercise, I wonder? Robin `