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Re: [help-texinfo] Inserting the degree symbol

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [help-texinfo] Inserting the degree symbol
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 08:58:20 -0400

> From: Kaloian Doganov <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:10:25 +0300
> Cc: address@hidden
> address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:
>     If you need to be able to do it right now, @math{\circ} will give
>     you the TeX output, although the other formats will lose.  Have to
>     define a format-dependent @macro to get those too.
> According to the GNU Texinfo Manual, in order to have different text
> in defferent formats, one have to use the conditional commands
> (@if... and @ifnot...).  But conditional commands must appear on lines
> by themselves.
> This interferes with the rule that macros, containing a command which
> must be on a line by itself, cannot be invoked in the middle of a
> line.  But the grade symbol is unusable if you cannot insert it in the
> middle of a line.  So, it looks like the grade symbol cannot be
> implemented as macro.

Did you actually try doing this?  Do you have a simple example that
fails?  If so, please show it.


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