[texhax] Description: \lbrace \rbrace

P. R. Stanley prstanley at ntlworld.com
Sat Nov 14 19:20:10 CET 2009

>         BB: with tex, < and > should (ordinarily) be used
>only to mean less than and greater than.
>they are used in html as angle brackets, but
>that's probably mainly because they are usually
>on keyboards.
>\langle and \rangle are the tex angle brackets;
>they are shallower than < and > and can be
>sized with \left and \right.

         Paul: First of all, BB, thanks for your reply. Could you 
explain what you mean by "shallow"? To extend the angle analogy, are 
they acute or obtuse and, what effect do \left and \right achieve in 
this context? I was under the impression that they matched the height 
of the brackets with that of of the tallest object within.


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