I read in several answers here that in LaTeX,
\, works just like
\thinspace outside math mode. However, that is not the case for plain TeX.
$ printf '%s\n' 'a\,b\bye' > example.tex $ pdftex example.tex This is pdfTeXk, Version 3.141592-1.40.3 (Web2C 7.5.6) %&-line parsing enabled. entering extended mode (./example.tex ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ <to be read again> \mskip \,->\mskip \thinmuskip l.1 a\, b\bye ? quit OK, entering \batchmode
- What are the reasons to make such a design decision for the original TeX format?
- What is the difference between those two macros regarding their use? Is
$\,$the same as
- Which one should I use when separating a unit from a number? (
10\thinspace kB, or