[OS X TeX] math mode or math mode?
Ross Moore
ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Wed Feb 8 19:02:31 EST 2006
Hi Alain,
On 09/02/2006, at 10:28 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> Well, depending on what one means by "explain", that does explain
> it. (But why would one ever need such cockaminy rules … never mind.)
These could be useful with fractions, where there is a significant
difference between \displaystyle and \textstyle .
e.g.
Use \mathsmaller when there is a very wide numerator or denominator.
Use \mathlarger for a fraction in a footnote, say with superscripts
on superscripts.
>
> So, I suppose that I will have to live with
>
> \begin{equation*}
> \textstyle{\denom{D\mathsmaller{ECI}}}\;\denom{Dollars}
> \end{equation*}
\textstyle is a declaration, not a macro with argument.
So you probably want to delimit it as follows:
{\textstyle\denom{D\mathsmaller{ECI}}}\;\denom{Dollars}
>
> I guess that's what macros are for!
Of course! Define your own pseudo-math-smallcaps:
\DeclareRobustCommand{\mathsc}[1]{{\textstyle\parsemathsc #1
\parseend}}
\def\parsemathsc#1#2\parseend{\denom{\uppercase{#1\mathsmaller{#2}}}}
used as $\mathsc{Deci}$ etc.
This is only pseudo- since only the very first letter remains at full
size.
e.g. $\mathsc{DECI}$ and $\mathsc{Deci}$ give the same result.
>
> Very grateful regards nevertheless
> --schremmer
BTW, did you try: $\textsc{\sffamily Deci}$ ?
It gives small-caps, but in *Roman* style, not sans-serif.
This is because there is no ss-small-caps font.
viz.
\font at name ->\OT1/cmss/m/sc/6
{select font cmcsc10 at 6.0pt}
Hope this helps,
Ross
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