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Re: [AUCTeX] Proposal...

From: Maarten Bergvelt
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] Proposal...
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 08:08:15 -0500
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* [Sat 2006-Jul-08 05:01] David Kastrup <address@hidden> :
> Mathematicians use set symbols like R, C, Z, Q a lot.  The customary
> way to render them tends to be a matter of taste: the "orthodox"
> typographic rendition would be \mathbf{R}, since the added strokes are
> a "manuscript" indication of bold-facing, like underlining is a
> "manuscript" version of emphasis.
> However, more often than not, the blackboard specific bolding gets
> moved into print, too.  amsmath.sty (and likely amsfonts.sty too) have
> \mathbb, and there are a few additional packages like bbm.sty which
> provide their own versions, in this case as \mathbbm.
> I find that C-c C-f C-s (for "set") is not yet taken in math mode.  It
> might be nice to have it deliver \mathbb, or \mathbbm if bbm.sty has
> been loaded.
> It also might be nice to offer the most common set symbols in the math
> menus.
> What do people think?

I would like a standard key binding in Auctex for \mathbb very
much. C-c C-f C-s would be fine.

Menus would be fine for beginners, too.

Maarten Bergvelt                

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