When creating LaTeX language packages for use in by French 🇫🇷 mathematicians, German 🇩🇪, chinese mathematicians 🇨🇳 and other mathematicians, it is helpful to know what English words various LaTeX commands were derived from.

For example, a Chinese mathematician might have difficulty translating dfrac from English into Chinese (or Putonghua).

What is dfrac when spelled out in full English words?

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    to be fair it's already answered in tex.stackexchange.com/questions/135389/… which is the first (for me) search result on site:tex.stackexchange.com dfrac
    – user202729
    Commented May 15, 2023 at 2:42
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    Mico has already answered this at your previous question. And once again, before you'll ask about \genfrac see my comment to that question.
    – cabohah
    Commented May 15, 2023 at 6:25
  • This is not a "do it for me" site. What do you think "dfrac" might be an abbreviation of? --- "display fraction", "different factor", "demonitated fiddle", You should show that you have given some thought to your perceived problem. Commented May 15, 2023 at 17:27

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dfrac is an abbreviation of display fraction

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    Actually, I would have said it's short for "display-style fraction".
    – Mico
    Commented May 15, 2023 at 4:52

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