[texhax] Clash between \emph and \xspace

Michael Barr mbarr at math.mcgill.ca
Sat Nov 4 19:40:47 CET 2006

If you compile the following file:

(property we call \emph{amply \lin})

(property we call {\it amply \lin})

(property we call {\it amply \lin\/})

you will see Goldilocks spacing after ``Lindel\"of''.  Since the second is 
one is much too close, you can see that it is not the case that \xspace 
has added a space.  I assume that the problem is that both macros use 
\futurelet.  Any suggestions?

Michael Barr

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