[texhax] Text in Math Mode

Herbert Gintis hgintis at comcast.net
Thu Feb 19 23:07:55 CET 2004

$$a=b \hbox{iff} a\geq b \hbox{and} a \leq b$$.

Herb Gintis

At 10:29 PM 2/17/2004 -0500, Robert Sherry wrote:

>     I wrote the following line in LaTeX:
>         $$a = b~iff~a \geq b~and a \leq b$$
>I would like LaTex to generate something like:
>         a = b iff a >= b and a <= b
>The problem is, LaTeX is adding a small amount of white space in the word
>iff. What can I do to turn this off? I tried putting curly braces around iff
>but that does not seem to help.
>                             Robert Sherry
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