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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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What can't TeX do?

What are TeX's limitations in typography, book design and publishing? (and here TeX also includes all its derivatives, like pdfTeX, LuaTeX, and macro packages built upon it, LaTeX, ConTeXt etc.). ...
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Typesetting limitations of LaTeX

What are the typesetting limitations of LaTeX? In other words what are the things that desktop publishing and word processing programs do better than LaTeX? I am not really interested in things that ...
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Avoiding “rivers” in successive lines of type

This question led to a new feature in a package: impnattypo The following quote is from James Felici, The Complete Manual of Typography (2003), p. 161: Rivers occur when word spaces stack one ...
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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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Can I get full justification for italic text?

In the TeXbook, Knuth notes that italics can lead to problems with justification: EXERCISE 14.16 When an entire paragraph is typeset in italic or slanted type, it sometimes appears to be offset ...
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Math letter's italic correction

Are there a way to display PS and TN and CD and so forth (product of two variables) more beautifully? The normal CM font puts a wide space between the left letter and right letter. If use the package ...
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Ugly spacing around f in math mode

My paper contains many math expressions like $abcde$ or $abdefv$. Unfortunately, the latter looks very ugly, particularly in regards to the spacing around the f. In particular, there is a ...
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Space between emphasized word and parenthesis

When I have the following text (\emph{WSJ}) the J will touch the parenthesis in an ugly way (my opinion). Is LaTeX supposed to keep some space there? How can I get some more space there in a a nice ...
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Can I redefine the dollar

I want to capture the math mode through a redefinition of the $. I thought about something like \def$#1${here was a formula} % to test $x+y=z$ I would expect "here was a formula" as output. Is it ...
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Making Verbatim and Beamer play nice

I'm writing a beamer presentation on basic math type-setting in latex and I've been trying to use verbatim to display how math equations are typed. Using fragile this works, but I still get several ...
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The acronym in formula mode looks not good (too wide)

I'm wondering is there any way to make the letters "V" and "P" in my TVPI abbreviation be closer to each other? Now they look to far from each other to me. Here is the code \begin{equation} TVPI=\...
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Change kerning for `f'` in math mode

I want to adjust the kerning between f' in math mode (and other pairs) across the entire document. I found https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/219881/54601, which is exactly what I want but for text mode, ...
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pdflatex: how to distinguish between apostrophe and single right quotation mark?

Continuing the comment "If a word processor/typesetter is used that distinguishes single quotes from apostrophes..." in https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/286321/distinguishing-apostrophes-...
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supremum with glossaries

Let's assume that you wish to reference all occurrences of a particular mathematical operator, say, supremum \sup, in a glossary. How? Well, my try would be to \let\sup\relax and then \...

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