[texhax] Style

PR Stanley prstanley at ntlworld.com
Sat Jul 19 11:41:07 CEST 2008

Hi Philip,

Thanks for the offer but this is more about presenting mathematics 
than a general question of style. I do make extensive use of both 
XHTML and CSS and have a reasonably clear mental picture of what a 
presentable document should look like. Of course, one of the biggest 
strengths of LaTeX is that you only need to concern yourself with the 
logical layout; the style files and the compiler will take care of 
that for you though it also means that I have no solid notion of what 
the document looks like in the PDF or DVI format. Where general text 
is concerned I don't really care that much. However, for maths I 
would like to develop a consistent style, preferably one adhering  to 
a recognised set of standards. For example, is there a mathematics 
equivalent of the Harvard system for typesetting essays? It's that 
sort of thing I'm after.

Cheers, Paul
At 09:38 19/07/2008, you wrote:
>Dear Paul -- This is a fascinating query !  May I refer
>it to a group of friends, many of whom suffer from visual
>disabilities, but who are more involved in HTML & CSS than
>in TeX ?  They may well have something useful to contribute.
>Philip Taylor
>PR Stanley wrote:
>>Hi folks
>>Having learned enough to typeset reasonably elaborate mathematical 
>>documents I'd like to know if there are stylistic standards that 
>>one can use for maintaining consistency. I've looked at many 
>>documents and it would appear that peopl are more inclined to 
>>exercise creativity than adhere to a universal stylistic paradigm. 
>>As someone unable to see the outcome of a LaTeX document in PDF or 
>>DVI (because of my visual impairment) it is hard for me to know 
>>which one of the many stylistic decisions results in something 
>>decent and presentable.
>>Any advice on the subject, perhaps tips on style would be 
>>gratefully appreciated.
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