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Two letter variable names

In math mode, TeX assumes "hidden multiplication" (so that two variable names put nearby have invisible multiplication between), so that, AFAICT, expressions like $ABC$ are rendered with small ...
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How could LaTeX replace the tokens <= by the command \leq?

How could LaTeX replace the tokens <= by the command \leq efficiently? Example 1: I have this code: \[ 2x <= 4x - 2 \] And I want to get after the compilation this: Example 2: \[ q -...
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Spacing in a multi-lettered subscript word is too large [duplicate]

I'm a new user of Latex and still trying to figure it out. Currently I have a problem where if I want to have a subscript which contains more than one letter, the spacing between the letters is too ...
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Render text upright in math mode [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to have LaTeX render strings of more than one letter as upright (in math mode). For example, I want it to render $Hom$ as $\mathrm{Hom}$, $apple$ as $\mathrm{apple}$, $apple + ...
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Modify/Remove italic correction in math [duplicate]

Is there any way to modify or remove the italic correction in all math environments globally? I don't like the uneven spacing it causes when there are multiple variables multiplied together or ...
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Why is \[ … \] preferable to $$ … $$?

I've heard that you should use \[ ... \] for displayed equations instead of $$ ... $$, but why is that? I'd assumed that it's so that you can more easily tell which are starting and which are ending ...
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Are \( and \) preferable to dollar signs for math mode?

Along the lines of Why is \[ ... \] preferable to $$ ... $$?, what reasons are there (if any) to favor \( ... \) over $ ... $?
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When one should use spacing line \quad or \,

In general, in most places, it is said that using TeX defaults is the best. However, TeX does provide things like \, and \quad etc. When one should use them? Both in general and in math mode in ...
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Space on the right hand side of a unary math operator

I know that \mathop{...} is used to give some space on the both sides of the binary operator. Could anyone tell what to use to give some space only on the right hand side of an unary math operator? ...
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Reduce space between colon inside the math

I am working on math titles, here I want to reduce the space between colon ":" default it produces before and after space. Could you please suggest me how to rectify this? MWE: \documentclass{book} ...
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What's up with the spacing between letters inside $…$?

When I write $VSS$ in my LaTeX studio, it behaves it as if there is a space between V and S (i.e. V SS). Is there a way to fix this? I tried \scalebox{.85}[1.0]{$VSS$}, but it did not work well. ...
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\f@family in math mode

I am using this answer on TeX.SX to get multi-letter variables in math mode, so that $abc$ typesets as $\mathit{abc}$, instead of being typeset as if it was the product of a, b and c. Unfortunately, ...
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Kerning after variable names with multiple letters

This question is related to Two letter variable names and Multiple letters without spacing in Math [duplicate], but it seems to me that the answers to these questions do not fully solve my problem. ...