[texhax] Adjusting parentheses for intervals and functions

Plamen Tanovski pgt at arcor.de
Wed Aug 18 15:54:19 CEST 2004

Jim Hefferon wrote:

> I do it just as you've said, to prevent confusion (although I can't
> remember using it in my LA).  I'd think that the interval from 2/3 to 
> 7 shown as: 
>    -
>   |   2
>   |   -
>   |   3  .. 7 )
>    -
> would be bad, and a matching large one would also be bad.  To my mind, 
> the interval is set in regular type (even in display), just as sometimes 
> I might have "where $x>p$" at the end of a display line.

Thanks a lot for that.

> But I'm no authority.  And my edition of Swanson's _Mathematics Into Type_
> doesn't seem to say.  In that case, I usually look at a couple of books 

I've looked at the TOC of that book, but the math typography seems not
to be the main topic there.

> whose typography looks good to me and try to mimic what I see there.
> Did you look through a half-dozen reputable books (not mine!)?  The
> AMS materials seem to me to ba authoritative, and Springer,
> Elsevier, etc.

I doubt that in the big commerce Springevier is place for any thoughts
about math typography.

Best regards,

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