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Re: Hyphen after LaTeX fragments

From: Dominik Schrempf
Subject: Re: Hyphen after LaTeX fragments
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 17:39:50 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 1.8.14; emacs 28.2

I like the $...$ syntax, but since it is not fully supported, I rather
use \(...\) consistently; I do not really care.

Maybe the best thing to do is drop support for $...$ completely?

I quote the Org mode manual section about $...$ syntax:

    Text within the usual LaTeX math delimiters. To avoid conflicts with
    currency specifications, single ‘$’ characters are only recognized
    as math delimiters if the enclosed text contains at most two line
    breaks, is directly attached to the ‘$’ characters with no
    whitespace in between, and if the closing ‘$’ is followed by
    whitespace, punctuation or a dash. For the other delimiters, there
    is no such restriction, so when in doubt, use ‘\(...\)’ as inline
    math delimiters.

I think this is HIGHLY confusing. I think we should write something
along the lines: "Do not use $...$. Only for reasons of backwards
compatibility, $...$ syntax is partly (!) supported."


Rudolf Adamkovič <salutis@me.com> writes:

> iemacs@gmail.com writes:
>> You can write \(n\)-dimensional space.
> My apologies for the laugh, but this question will keep coming over and
> over and over until the end of times.  Clearly, there is a need for the
> dash, and given the quality and syntactic stability of TeX, the problem
> is not going anywhere ... ever.
> Rudy

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