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- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Punctuation
- From: J%org Knappen <Joerg.Knappen@uni-mainz.de>
- Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1993 17:47 +0200
aggreed.tex point 16 (punctuation)
on the news group ``de.comp.tex'' there was a complaint, that `:=' and `=:'
do not look right, because the `:' is not centered to the math axis. There
was also some macro to raise the colon to right height (eek!).
How to solve this problem:
a) Correct the MF for `:' in math italic.
b) Provide own, ready made glyphs for `:=' and `=:'
c) Do both a) and b)
After the whole discussion on mathord and mathrel I'm tending to b) rather a)
allthough it put two more symbol into the mathcore encoding.
As I am on this section, I disagree with Justin in the Notes 1 and 3. There
is no need in duplicating the punctuation symbols `.' and `:' in the font
encoding. Only one can be addressed intuitively via a \mathcode by typing
`.' resp. `:', the other must be addressed by a macro name anyhow. Let TeX
do the spacing.