# to tilde or not to tilde

Paulo Ney de Souza pauloney at gmail.com
Mon Oct 7 01:58:27 CEST 2019

Yes. It is badly typeset in many ways.

PN

On Sun, Oct 6, 2019, 7:48 PM Bruce Miller via texhax <texhax at tug.org> wrote:

> On 10/6/19 6:35 PM, Paulo Ney de Souza wrote:
> > Yeahhh...journals accept a bunch is BS, serious ones do refuse it. Plos
> > is a serious outlet, but have no experience with TeX.
> >
> > You should get a few well typeset texts - specially from the
> > 19th century and check them out.
>
> I guess, then, that The Art of Computer Programming
> (eg. Vol I (3rd ed), p. 5 for a start)
> is not to be considered "well typeset"?
> The author does, however, have some experience with TeX.
>
> bruce
>
> > PN
> >
> > On Sun, Oct 6, 2019, 7:29 PM Schneider, Thomas (NIH/NCI) [E]
> > <schneidt at mail.nih.gov <mailto:schneidt at mail.nih.gov>> wrote:
> >
> >     Paulo:
> >
> >      > NO centered mathematical formula should contain any punctuation at
> >      > the end of the line -- even if it is to terminate a sentence.
> >      >
> >      > Punctuation have a role in typography -- to introduce a pause at
> >      > reading -- and with a centered formula that pause already EXIST.
> The
> >      > correct is:
> >      >
> >      >
> >      > A = \pi r ^2
> >      >
> >      >
> >      > even if it is ending a sentence or a paragraph.
> >
> >     I think we will just have to agree to disagree.  I find the comma
> >     useful for pausing while the period ends a sentence and otherwise I
> >     feel I'm hanging.  In any case, the journal accepts them.
> >
> >     Tom
> >
> >        Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
> >        Senior Investigator
> >        National Institutes of Health
> >        National Cancer Institute
> >        Center for Cancer Research
> >        RNA Biology Laboratory
> >        Biological Information Theory Group
> >        Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
> >     schneidt at mail.nih.gov <mailto:schneidt at mail.nih.gov>
> >     https://alum.mit.edu/www/toms
> >     <