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reviewed Approve New user - Bibliography not working
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accepted How to correctly write +: R × R → R?
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asked How to correctly write +: R × R → R?
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comment Use Markdown-style formatting for bold and italic
Then in the code A `quote` from Knuth, why is the q not replaced by the TeX number (or whatever it is called) of the letter q?
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comment Use Markdown-style formatting for bold and italic
Okay, so `* returns some kind of TeX number?
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comment Use Markdown-style formatting for bold and italic
@DavidCarlisle, yes, I chose the term "apostrophe" because I didn't know its real name. But what does the "backtick" do? Why not just \catcode*\active?
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comment Use Markdown-style formatting for bold and italic
@DavidCarlisle and @egreg, what does the apostrophe in \catcode`*\active do?
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reviewed Approve Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
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accepted Is cleveref safe to use?
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comment Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
@PaulGessler and others: By the way, see my answer for an entry in this relevant discussion. :-)
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comment Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
To make it all worse, my user name itself is a portmonteau, as you might have guessed, of Gauss and Euler.
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comment Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
That is probably an exercise I cannot solve, since I don't know Lua, let alone how to use it in LuaTeX.
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accepted Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
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comment Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
@wipet Because OP likes LaTeX (because he is not a good document designer and likes to let others take care of that), but does not understand why the commands in LaTeX did not keep the name of their TeX counterparts, for the sake of simplicity.
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comment Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
@JosephWright But nobody actually answered that question. He asked if \bf, \tt etc. would ever get the same meaning as \mathbf/\textbf, \mathtt/\texttt etc., allowing them to be used again. And all he got was preaches why \bf, \tt are obsolete. Well, his idea as to make them up to date.
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comment Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
@JosephWright, I like LaTeX a lot; I like to let go of design decisions. There are just some choices in its design that I don't understand. Like, why do we not just modify the existing commands instead of creating new ones? (It sounds as if it is possible.)
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comment Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
(Continuation of my last comment.) LaTeX is based on the idea that TeX is a good program; then why at the same time do we do whatever is in our power to call it wrong and replace its notation? It is love and hate at the same time. We end up with a small TeX program at the bottom and a gigantic library of LaTeX on top of it based on totally different ideas. If TeX is so wrong, then why did we not create a new program?
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comment Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
What I find even more strange is that we take Knuth's old TeX, then replace all of the brilliant and simple notations he created with new, much longer and more fragmented commands. $$...$$ became \[...\], $...$ might one day become \(...\), and \bf, \tt etc. were divided into math and text versions. So instead of a small, logical library of simple commands we got a gigantic, fragmented one. I like LaTeX and the ideas of it and would like to keep using it; I would just have liked if they modified the existing commands.
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comment Can I get `$$…$$` to behave like `\[…\]`?
I was trying to find out if it was possible; as mentioned, I personally think this notation should be revived in LaTeX. Even if I'm the only one...