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Re: [AUCTeX] Question of a font problem.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Question of a font problem.
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 10:21:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Adam Johnson" <address@hidden> writes:

> I just have a question of font in AUCTeX.  In the following math environment
> $A_\mathrm{med}$
> The font of {med} is normalsize, but it should be scriptsize.
> $A_{\mathrm{med}}$ can give a correct result.

It is actually a bad idea not to include the "argument" of _ in quotes
most of the times since the user rarely known just _what_ may
constitute a single math atom.

> However, both methods produce the same output, but the fontface are
> different.  I know that maybe it is difficult to be corrected because
> in $A_\theta{B}$ (not good writing style, but some use this way.) then
> ${B}$ should be normalsize.
> Is it a better idea to redefine "_" to "_{}" in AUCTeX and place the
> cursor between "{}" if it is not "\_"?
> Similarly to redefine "^" to "^{}" if it is not "\^"?

You mean, autoinsertion of braces so that the user will be more
tempted to use them?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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