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 Re: Math environments and punctuation Phillip Helbig <[log in to unmask]> Thu, 22 Oct 1998 13:13:03 GMT text/plain (29 lines) > In traditional math typesetting also displayed formulas should have > punctuation (like a comma or a period). I do not use that as it is hard to > position, and could be confused to belong to the formula. > > But some typesetters still want to put that in. So it seems me that the > math environments should be able to detect if followed by a punctuation and > the be able to choose from a style if that punctuation mark should be > displayed or not in the formula. I've run in to this as well. However, depending on the context, the punctuation might be . , ; ! : or whatever. I don't see how LaTeX could guess this from the context. Easier would be to define yourself (or in the appropriate journal class; perhaps that discussion will rear its ugly head again soon) things like \period, \comma and so on which you could stick in before the . You could define them to correspond to their names or just to do nothing as the style required. -- Phillip Helbig Email ......... [log in to unmask] Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories Tel. .... +44 1477 571 321 (ext. 297) Jodrell Bank Fax ................ +44 1477 571 618 Macclesfield Telex ................ 36149 JODREL G UK-Cheshire SK11 9DL Web ... http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/~pjh/ My opinions are not necessarily those of NRAL or the University of Manchester.