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Re: [vox-tech] TeX question: writing a robust fraction macro
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Re: [vox-tech] TeX question: writing a robust fraction macro

you can do this with conditionals in latex.  i don't know the
conditionals offhand, but you can test which font is being used to
typeset the current hbox, and use the appropriate kerns.

i know... i know... easier said than done.   i think david soloman's
"the advanced texbook" would have the required conditionals.  that book
has everything...


begin Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> 
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2002 at 06:00:51PM -0700, Shawn P. Neugebauer wrote:
> [...]
> > My current opinion (having blown a bit of time putting together
> > this note) is to leave well enough alone.  In other words, don't
> > worry about the italic issue--even latex doesn't bother with that
> > (see Test 7).  Furthermore, I bet most of the time you should just 
> > spell such fractions out.  But, if you really want or need a slanted 
> > fraction, I think the myslantfrac macro below looks just fine.
> The macro is to be used for typesetting a cookbook; comparable usage suggests
> that fractions should be not be written out in words but should change to
> italics in italic text. (Keeping maths in roman in italic blocks is of course
> the correct usage in the mathematical papers for which LaTeX was designed.)
> Thanks for the suggestions!

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