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## Re: TeX vs LaTeX

 From: Sébastien Vauban Subject: Re: TeX vs LaTeX Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:34:12 +0200 User-agent: Gnus/5.110009 (No Gnus v0.9) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Hi Peter,

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\textem{example}  % font-latex-sedate-face'
\em{example}      % font-latex-italic-face' on font-latex-sedate-face'
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>>
>> The only difference is the italic applied on the same face...
>
> Because \textem{} is neither LaTeX nor TeX but something you
> might have invented. I can't find it my LaTeX Companion,
> second edition, from January 2005 ...

Weird. Searching on Google for textem latex' results in
4,930 results, whose two of them are the following:

,----[ Introduction to LaTeX ]
|
| LaTeX provides lots of typestyles. Below is a list of some of
| the styles. To get italics, you can type \textit{italics}:
|
|     * \textrm - Roman
|     * \textit - Italics
|     * \textem - Emphasis (toggles between \it and \rm)
|     * \textbf - Boldface
|     * \textsl - Slanted
|     * \textsf - Sans serif
|     * \textsc - Small caps
|     * \texttt - Typewriter
----

or

,----[ a short introduction ]
|
| Marking up text
| Emphasis: {\em ...} or \textem{...}
----

which clearly shows what I explained: the use of the TeX or of
the LaTeX command.

> The is not much sense in distinguishing between so-called
> "TeX" and so-called "LaTeX." LaTeX understands TeX quite well.

I know, but it would help me learning when I write TeX or when I
write LaTeX. It gives a feeling of what's portable, and what's
not (to or from ConTeXt, for example).

> Do you change your voice or do something else while speaking
> and using a word that has its origin in Latin or one that has
> Celtic or Scandinavian ancestors or one that has been taken
> over from English or German?

No, but sometimes you will say the expression /between quotes/.

And analogies are bad... because you always can show one thing
and its opposite.

Seb

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Sébastien Vauban