# [NTG-context] text in mathematics

Hans Åberg haberg-1 at telia.com
Mon Jul 9 21:27:22 CEST 2018

> On 9 Jul 2018, at 17:48, Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:
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> On Mon, 9 Jul 2018, Hans Åberg wrote:
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>> On 8 Jul 2018, at 23:00, Otared Kavian <otared at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The advantage being that if the above formula appears in an environment such as a Theorem (where the text is typeset in italic, or slanted) the text in the above \mbox will be also in italic or slanted.
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>> Math displayed formula text inheriting the style of the text appears in two books from first published in 1966 and 1980 that I checked.
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>> So a math text command should probably support that style.
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> IIRC, that is also the case for the \text command in amsmath.

There might be two commands, one that inherits the text environment style, and one that keeps it in normal.