[NTG-context] Strange behavior in math mode: < and minus sign give leftarrow

Alan Braslau braslau.list at comcast.net
Wed Apr 10 16:41:28 CEST 2019


On Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:09:31 +0200
Otared Kavian <otared at gmail.com> wrote:

> The problem of such an usual default is also with newcomers who would not know about this feature in ConTeXt: when one writes maths one would not guess that typing an inequality like $n < -1$ would end up in $n \leftarrow 1$. And writing such inequalities is very common… while \leftarrow is used seldom in a mathematical text.
> So I think having the default collapsing=1 would be more logical, and more in line with the spirit of TeX.
> 
> I hope Aditya will be convinced…

And since we have utf-8 input, such "features" are anachronistic and should not be on by default. ←

Alan


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