[NTG-pdftex] \mathsurround

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Apr 17 11:23:35 CEST 2007



Javier Múgica de Rivera wrote:
> I recently needed to typeset a narrow column with some math, so very 
> dificult to find break points resulting in acceptable looking lines. I 
> found that the best solution would be achieved if I had, say, 
> \mathsurround=0pt plus2pt, but \muthsurround is a dimen, not a skip. 
> Is there any particular reason why it is not a glue? 

I've been thinking about that. I can't come up with a valid reason
other than that dimens are easier to handle internally than skips,
but I may have overlooked something.

> If there is not, it would be easy to implement, wouldn't it?

Implementation would not be hard, afaict.

Best,
Taco


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