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Soren Sandmann Pedersen <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 09:05:24 +0100
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> >>>>> "MO" == Marcel Oliver <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> MO> It seems standard in German mathematical typesetting to use
> MO> letterspacing for "emphasis" (e.g. for defining words), while italics
> MO> are reserved for theorems and such.
> No, it's not standard. Emphasis is done with italics, as in every
> civilized country. In fact, the typesetter of the book in question
> should be calfatered, forced to listen a few days to Modern Talking,
> or some similar punishment.

I know of a Danish book from the eighties where letterspacing
was used for emphasis.

> But then, in the 30s and before, such crimes were quite common.

Soeren Sandmann (e-mail: [log in to unmask])