[texhax] use of \ldots
Rolf Turner
r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Feb 8 23:11:08 CET 2011
On 9/02/2011, at 5:15 AM, Pierre MacKay wrote:
> On 02/07/2011 07:32 PM, Steven Jonak wrote:
>>
>> I curious about the correct usage \ldots. If I use it in a
>> sentence, which is correct:
>>
>> Just a moment\ldots now, there we are.
>> or
>> Just a moment \ldots now, there we are.
>>
>> Should a space come before the \ldots or not?
>>
>> S Jonak
>> "Maintain an even strain."
>>
> In one sense neither is correct, since $\ldots$ in any version of
> TeX I have ever used works only in math mode.
<SNIP>
Not true. I.e. the dollar signs are not needed. I tried it
to make sure. Also Lamport's book says explicitly (page 42):
The \ldots command works in any mode, but \cdots, \vdots,
and \ddots can only be used in math mode.
cheers,
Rolf Turner
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