[OS X TeX] another bad page break problem

Art Werschulz agw at comcast.net
Wed Jun 15 21:33:02 EDT 2011


On Jun 15, 2011, at 7:20 PM, Ross Moore wrote:

> By the way, your use of upright text for descriptive words in subscripts
> is laudable — most people get this wrong.

Indeed.  I've had the privilege of studying the Master's works (i.e., Knuth), and this is a point he makes more than once.   I highly recommend his "Mathematical Writing".  Anybody who's going to do mathematical writing (e.g., PhD students) should read same and learn its lessons.

To me, a juxtaposition of math italics is implied multiplication, not a label.  Besides, math italics were not designed for the formation of words; something like $c_{in}$ just Looks Funny.

> However not sure why you chose to use \operatorname .
> It is sufficient to use \mathrm or \text 

Somehow I got into the habit of doing that a very long time ago.  Maybe this was in Spivak's "Joy of TeX"; I don't remember.

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