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Re: Typographical niceties

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  • Subject: [mg61636] Re: Typographical niceties
  • From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve_usenet at>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 03:39:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <djfno4$b2u$>
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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.

            SuperscriptBox["sin", "2"], "x"}], "+",
            SuperscriptBox["cos", "2"], "x"}]}], "=", "1"}],
      TraditionalForm]]]], "Text"]

Steve Luttrell

"Ben Kovitz" <bkovitz at> wrote in message 
news:djfno4$b2u$1 at
>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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