[texhax] typset mistranslates the anglbrackets

William F Hammond hmwlfsr at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 19 19:02:00 CET 2013

Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> writes:

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

I neither use nor recommend plain, but for plain I see
several approaches, particularly for the question of how
wide the brackets are.  I think the linguistic example mentioned
might be handled with use of \tt for each linguistic object.

This is plain:

\def\lt{{\tt <}}
\def\gt{{\tt >}}
\vskip 25mm
\centerline{\bf ascii less-than}
\vskip 12mm

I can put {\tt <whatever>} in angle brackets inside a tt zone.

With \lt{}whatever\gt{} only the brackets are tt.

This is \ltm{}whatever\gtm{} using the math gambit.

And this \ltb{}whatever\gtb{} uses math with langle, rangle.


                              -- Bill

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