# [texhax] typset mistranslates the anglbrackets

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Mon Mar 18 13:21:37 CET 2013

re < and > as angle brackets, it was suggested

> Use \textless and \textgreater and you will get real angle brackets.

Unknown in Plain TeX; is it possible that these names
are provided only by a format or package ?

correct.  unknown in plain tex, named for latex,
and using fonts other than computer modern.

if using plain tex and cm fonts, they need to
be entered as math, $<$ and $>$ -- and they're
not really "angle brackets" except in the sense
of being used that way for coded input, e.g.
for html. "real" angle brackets (also math)
are \langle and \rangle.
-- bb