[NTG-context] Comma spacing in math mode

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 00:10:12 CET 2011


On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 23:49, Stefan Müller <warrence.stm at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi!
>
> On 27.02.2011 20:58, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, 27 Feb 2011, S Barmeier wrote:
>>
>>> I don't know if anyone feels the same, but I'm not happy with the
>>> spacing of commas in math mode (pictures attached). For instance,
>>> typesetting H^1(X,F), the comma seems to be closer to the F than to the
>>> X. Equal spacing on both sides or setting the comma closer to the X are
>>> I guess a matter of taste (inserting a \neghairspace after the X
>>> achieves the latter). In any case, I would kind of prefer equal spacing.
>>
>> \setupmathematics[autopunctuation=no]
>>
>> @Hans: I would suggest that this should be made the default.
>
> IMO this does only partially help, consider the following example:
>
> \starttext
> $(B, Y, R, X)$
> \setupmathematics[autopunctuation=no]
> $(B, Y, R, X)$
> \stoptext
>
> In both lines the spacing after "Y" is way to big. I don't know if that's a
> bug or just ugly. (version 2011.02.15 16:11)

In text parts this is known as kerning. In OpenType math there are
complex bounding boxes.

Mojca


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