Re: Typographical niceties

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg61636] Re: Typographical niceties*From*: "Steve Luttrell" <steve_usenet at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>*Date*: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 03:39:17 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <djfno4$b2u$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Typographical niceties are (mostly) unaffected by using Mathematica, but you lose a few of the really fancy things that you get in TeX (for example). As for cos^2 x, here is a familiar identity entered in an inline cell. Cell[TextData[Cell[BoxData[ FormBox[ RowBox[{ RowBox[{ RowBox[{ SuperscriptBox["sin", "2"], "x"}], "+", RowBox[{ SuperscriptBox["cos", "2"], "x"}]}], "=", "1"}], TraditionalForm]]]], "Text"] Steve Luttrell "Ben Kovitz" <bkovitz at acm.org> wrote in message news:djfno4$b2u$1 at smc.vnet.net... >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 >