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user49915
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Which kind of \dots should go with the parallel composition \| ?

Postby user49915 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:20 pm

Is there any consensus about which kind of \dots should go with the parallel composition \| in German texts? Is it \dotsb (when the parallel composition is viewed as a kind of a binary operator) or \dotsm (when the parallel composition is viewed as a kind of a multiplication)?

So, if you wish to make it perfect, do you write `S_1 \| \dotsb \| S_n` or `S_1 \| \dotsm \| S_n` for the parallel composition of the processes S_1 till S_n ?

Of course, in LaTeX you always have the choice of simple \dots, and I believe that both default to `\cdots` in amsmath, but an editor might hypothetically redefine it according to their standards (e.g., if they decide to translate into XML code, they'd have lots of choices).

Related question: in Unicode, which one should it be: S₁∥…∥Sₙ or S₁∥⋯∥Sₙ in German texts?

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thomasb
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Postby thomasb » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:27 pm

user49915 wrote:Related question: in Unicode, which one should it be: S₁∥…∥Sₙ or S₁∥⋯∥Sₙ in German texts?

(this one looks nice : S₁∥…∥Sₙ)


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