I use LaTeX for taking quick (physics) notes that involve tons of equations and I'd be interested in developing some LaTeX code to automatically beautify equations in order to increase readability. A lot of times in physics write up there show up equations of the following form.
That involve both constants (
\hbar), differential operators (
\partial_t) and physically meaningful quantities (
\psi). when you just string them together like in the example above, everything gets mashed up together.
Whereas ideally you'd like to adjust the spacing between the symbols to indicate their meaning and improve readability.
\quadgets clumsy and annoying real quick when scribing live. At the same time, the rules for inserting the spacing are pretty algorithmic (at least within a given field).
I'd like to develop a set of rules that'd adjust the spacing at typeset time, but I have never open Pandora's box that LaTeX is and have no clue where to start. I could probably put together a quick and dirty reg-ex pre-processing script to insert the spacing symbols, but that's, well, dirty. I'd appreciate any pointers, and I can probably take it from there.