[texhax] \ldots v. \cdots

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Sun Mar 1 13:57:52 CET 2009

P. R. Stanley wrote:
> Hi
> I've come across both \ldots and \cdots in typesetting series in \sum 
> -- \{1 + 2 + 3 + ldots + n\}. What would the list recommend?
> Thanks
> Paul
in most cases I use \dots, not \ldots nor \cdots, \dots has the advance 
that it looks at the item following it, so \dots, => \ldots, and \dots+ 
=> \cdots+, then the only thing you need to worry about the are 
situations where the dots come last.

BTW: someone talked about a fourdots macro, doesn't four dots at the end 
of a sentence look odd? I usually see three dots at the end of a 
sentence in the same way as a dot, i.e. end of sentence, no need to an 
extra dot.


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