I was just reading about text formatting here, and the following is stated about ellipses:
Therefore, you cannot enter ‘ellipsis’ by just typing three dots, as the spacing would be wrong. Instead, there is a special command for these dots. It is called
Not like this ... but like this:\\ New York, Tokyo, Budapest, \ldots
Alternatively, you can use the
\textellipsiscommand which allows the spacing between the dots to vary.
The page provides no further information about how one might actually vary the spacing between dots using
\textellipsis, and I can't see any difference between the outputs produced by
\textellipsis. So, my question is: what is the difference between the two commands?
In particular, I would like to know:
- Do the two commands ordinarily produce the same output?
- I've heard of a package called
ellipsis; is it only by using this package that one might alter the spacing of