[texhax] typset mistranslates the anglbrackets

Michael Doob mdoob at cc.umanitoba.ca
Mon Mar 18 14:30:18 CET 2013

On 13-03-18 07:21 AM, Barbara Beeton wrote:
> 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.

In fact:

 > \textless=macro:
->\T1-cmd \textless \T1\textless .
l.3 \show\textless

 > \textgreater=macro:
->\T1-cmd \textgreater \T1\textgreater .
l.4 \show\textgreater

Note that the 1 (that is the number one) is active.

This macro is available with no special packages loaded (as you might guess from the line numbers).


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