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Abbreviations: taking into account spacing AND punctuation [duplicate]

So I'm trying to come up with some good, general definitions for latin abbreviations in my TeX template... What I did up to now is this: \usepackage{xspace} \newcommand{\etc}{etc.\xspace} ..which ...
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Macros for et al, e.g., i.e., etc. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Macros for common abbreviations Hi, Taking et al. as an example, is it possible to make a one-shot macro like \etal that can actually handle all possible cases where you'd ...
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What is the proper use of \@ (i.e., backslash-at)?

In this answer, \@ is used after a period and before an \xspace, presumably to indicate that the preceding period (in "etc.") was not sentence-final. In these tips, \@ is used before a period and ...
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\@ vs. \␣ after abbreviation. (Read backslash-at vs. backslash-space)

I was used to write abbreviations like foo i.e.\ bar but today learned that I could also write them as foo i.e.\@ bar. Both of these apparently have the effect of keeping the space to its normal inter-...
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“etc.” abbreviation macro gives error when used in caption

I've been using the abbreviation macros for i.e., e.g., and etc. that are provided in this post. However, I just discovered that the etc. macro, and a similar one I made for et al. both cause errors ...
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Abbreviations and spacing

I'm sure this is a pretty standard questions that's been asked (and answered!) a hundered times before, so apologies for boring people. In LaTeX, I'd like to write a macro for abbreviations, such as, ...
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Abbreviations in math mode

I am trying to adapt Martin Scharrer's solution from Macros for common abbreviations to be able to use them in math mode. Yes I realize I am about to incur some criticism that I should just use \text{...
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Problem with spacing after abbreviation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \newcommand and spacing No space following macro without argument I want to use \newabbrev for some abbreviations, but the spacing is off. With \newabbrev, I get spacing ...
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Using “\ ” instead of “{}” after a macro [duplicate]

Given a macro definition like \newcommand{\answer}{\emph{42}}, do They realized that \answer{} is the answer to everything. and They realized that \answer\ is the answer to everything. always ...
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When should spaces after full stop be escaped? [duplicate]

Athough discussion on that question is still going on (even if third ways exists), it seems that larger spaces after the end of a sentence is preferable in English. By default, LaTeX puts wider spaces ...