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Typographical niceties

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg61614] Typographical niceties
  • From: Ben Kovitz <bkovitz at acm.org>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 05:46:46 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

A question for the people who write theses, mathematical and scientific 
papers, etc. using Mathematica as their word processor:

Do you give up traditional typographical niceties like having cos(x)^2 
rendered as cos^2 x with cos in roman font?

It seems that Mathematica's "traditional" output is still somewhat 
non-traditional in that the total differentiation operator is not an 
ordinary roman d, functions are always rendered with parentheses, 
variables multiplied together like xy come out with a small space 
between them, etc.  Or is there some easy way around this?


Ben Kovitz
Humboldt State University


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