# Can we glue text?

1. Apr 17, 2007

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
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.

2. Apr 17, 2007

### Tom Mattson

Staff Emeritus
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.

3. Apr 17, 2007

### robphy

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)

4. Apr 17, 2007

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
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) ....

5. Apr 18, 2007

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
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.

6. Apr 18, 2007

### Hurkyl

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