[tex-live] \FDP at colonspace is no longer defined in frenchb, v2.3d (v2.4a is OK)

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Fri Jan 8 13:20:50 CET 2010

On 2010-01-08 10:27:08 +0100, Daniel Flipo wrote:
> \FDP at colonspace is an *internal* command according to the '@' in its
> name, so it is not meant to be redefined by the end-user.

Well, redefining the internal command is what I had been told to do:


(though this was before frenchb was used and then I had to replace
\FDP at space by \FDP at colonspace).

BTW, \renewcommand{\FDP at colonspace}{\FDP at thinspace} doesn't even work
with 2.4a when defined in the preamble anyway (no compilation error,
but no effect either).

> The official way for customizing this space is:
> \frenchbsetup{ThinColonSpace=true} for versions > 2.0  or
> \renewcommand{\Fcolonspace}{\thinspace} for older versions (this
> still works now).

But will \renewcommand{\Fcolonspace}{\thinspace} still work in
10 years?

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