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Topic: A typesetting question.
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Frederick Williams

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Re: A typesetting question.
Posted: Feb 17, 2013 3:54 PM
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James Waldby wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:02:39 +0000, Frederick Williams wrote:

> > In something like "Church-Turing thesis", what is that "-"?
> > Specifically, am I right in thinking that in TeX is should be "--" and
> > not "-"? If Church-Turing was one person with a hyphenated surname,
> > then it would be"-", right?

> Yes, although some sources say differently, according to wikipedia at
> <>:
> A "simple" attributive compound is written with a hyphen; at least one
> authority considers name pairs, where the paired elements carry equal
> weight, as in the Taft-Hartley Act to be "simple",[11] while others
> consider an en dash appropriate in instances such as this[14][15][16]
> to represent the parallel relationship, as in the McCain–Feingold bill
> or Bose–Einstein statistics. However, truly compound names are written
> with a hyphen, thus the Lennard-Jones potential is named after one
> person, while Bose and Einstein are two people.
> <>
> has a table showing latex -, $-$, --, --- for dash, minus, en-dash, and
> em-dash, respectively

Thank you.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by
this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting

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