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**To**:*math-font-discuss@cogs.susx.ac.uk***Subject**:**math roman/italic****From**:*lcs@suntopo (Laurent Siebenmann)***Date**: Tue, 31 Aug 93 08:20:45 +0200

***** math roman/italic ***** Here is a new consideration. Classical French math typography normally makes capital (one letter) variables *math roman* and lowercase (one letter) variables *math italic*. In consequence there must be a math roman whose caps make a perfect aesthetic match with math italic lower case. THUS MATH ROMAN AND MATH ITALIC SHOULD BE A CAREFULLY MATCHED PAIR at least at the time of design of a set of math fonts ---and hence (!?) in math font norms. Here is a grand French tradition worth perpetuating, indeed reviving! (The math in theorem statements usually looks better than in standard TeX.) See Pub. Math. Inst. Hautes Etudes Sci, possibly the world's top math journal. Laurent Siebenmann PS. This argument is nearly orthogonal to the \sin dispute since \sin is a *many* letter math word, a quite different animal.

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