[NTG-context] Dezimalkomma
Aditya Mahajan
adityam at umich.edu
Thu Mar 11 01:23:22 CET 2010
On Wed, 10 Mar 2010, Hans Hagen wrote:
> On 10-3-2010 21:43, Marcin Borkowski wrote:
>> Dnia Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 06:56:32PM +0100, Hans Hagen napisał(a):
>>> (there will and can be more such math goodies so don't hesitate to
>>> collect them)
>>>
>>> Hans
>>
>> I wrote about it some time ago, but I have deleted that email, so here
>> is the thing again.
>>
>> In the Polish typesetting package for LaTeX, there are defined a few
>> commands like \tg and \ctg, since in Poland we write "tg" and not "tan",
>> and "ctg" and not "cot". (There are also a few more commands, like
>> \arcssin generating arc\,sin etc. according to Polish customs.) I know
>> that this is controversial, but it would be nice to have a switch so
>> that \tan also produces "tg" etc. The reason behind it is that if we
>> treat TeX as a markup language and not a typesetting one (as is often
>> the case with mathematical formulae), we want to be able to adapt to
>> local typesetting traditions without changing the code. Also, cutting
>> and pasting formulae between Polish and English texts (and I need it
>> from time to time, for example) would be easier that way. I agree that
>> this need not be the default, but having it as an option would be handy
>> (although not really indispensable). Would such a switch be possible
>> (without too much work, of course)?
>
> some things are easy (and can be written in parallel to watching a movie) ...
> in the beta ...
>
> \starttext
>
> $\tan{x} + \cos{x}$
>
> \mainlanguage[pl]
>
> $\tan{x} + \cos{x}$
>
> \mainlanguage[nl]
>
> $\tan{x} + \cos{x}$
>
> \stoptext
>
> currently no special switch for math so it goes with mainlanguage (but one
> can overload \mathlabellanguage)
Is there some sort of a standard for the abbreviations of such functions?
Does the standard just depend on your main language, or does it also
depend on a particular field?
Depending on that, we should either switch the labels based on the main
language, or using a \setupmathematics switch.
Aditya
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