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Re: eqn formatting issues with grops and gropdf

From: Robert Goulding
Subject: Re: eqn formatting issues with grops and gropdf
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 17:51:02 -0400

I tend to agree. I've always thought that the italic Greek letters in eqn
output look very odd, and unlike anything I usually see in mathematical

On Wed, Jul 27, 2022 at 5:48 PM DJ Chase <> wrote:

> On Wed Jul 27, 2022 at 4:54 PM EDT, Robert Goulding wrote:
> > That seems to work! The only downside (if it is one), is that Greek in
> > mathematical expressions is now also unslanted (see attached). That's no
> > big deal for me, as I almost never have Greek text and mathematics in the
> > same document (and I prefer upright Greek in math anyway) -- but could
> > someone who does write mathematical papers in Greek construe that to be a
> > bug, or at least undocumented behavior?
> That’s good — ISO 80000-2:2009 specifies that variables should be in
> italics, while constants and operators should be in roman. Since Greek
> letters are frequently constants (π) or operators (Σ) it makes sense to
> default to roman and specify italics when needed.
> Cheers,
> --
> DJ Chase
> They, Them, Theirs

Robert Goulding
Director, John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values;
Director, Program in History and Philosophy of Science;
Assoc. Professor, Program of Liberal Studies,
Fellow, Medieval Institute,
University of Notre Dame.

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