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Can we glue text?

  1. Apr 17, 2007 #1

    Hurkyl

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    It would really be nice if I could glue text; e.g. if I could put some sort of tag around an expression like [X, Y](f) = (XY - YX)(f), to guarantee that the browser won't insert a line break in the middle of the expression. I suppose I could just make it into LaTeX, but I'm assuming the server is happier if I write it as text.
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2007 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    In the pre-LaTeX days the only reliable way I could think of to do that was to start another line.

    The Lie bracket of X and Y is:

    [X,Y]=XY-YX


    and so forth.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2007 #3

    robphy

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    One method that might work... Don't use spaces. [X,Y](f)=(XY-YX)(f) [X,Y](f)=(XY-YX)(f) [X,Y](f)=(XY-YX)(f) [X,Y](f)=(XY-YX)(f) [X,Y](f)=(XY-YX)(f)

    (resize your browser window)
     
  5. Apr 17, 2007 #4

    Hurkyl

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    That works for some formulae. Alas, there are a lot of symbols my broswer will break. e.g. with what you wrote, I see:

    .... [X,Y](f)=(XY-
    YX)(f) ....
     
  6. Apr 18, 2007 #5

    Moonbear

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    Well, personally, if it's going to be that long, I'd be somewhat annoyed if someone put in a command to stop it from breaking. I dislike when posts get all stretched because someone does something that prevents the lines from breaking, especially if I'm trying read from my laptop with a small screen.

    I think Tom's suggestion is best, just start a new line.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2007 #6

    Hurkyl

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    Well, I would have expected the line break would be placed before the expression, rather than after.
     
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