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bug #162: Extra space in html output with some predefined TeX commands

Submitted by:  Bitouze <denisbitouze>
Submitted on:  Thu May 17 09:37:33 2012  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: CV Radhakrishnan <cvr>
Open/Closed: Closed

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Thu Jul 2 20:06:59 2020, comment #9:

Ah I meant that there is added space. But Karl already updated TL, so it comes correctly now.

Michal Hoftich <michal_h21>
Project Member
Thu Jul 2 19:41:20 2020, comment #8:

>And you are right that the following text is still shifted too close to the fancy logo.

Really? I don't see this trouble anymore with the "fancylogo" option and:

\noindent\LaTeX{} foo

\noindent\LaTeX foo



Bitouze <denisbitouze>
Wed Jul 1 20:55:20 2020, comment #7:

Yes, we use the plain logo by default now. But it is still possible to use the logo that emulates the fancy logo using the "fancylogo" option.

And you are right that the following text is still shifted too close to the fancy logo. I've found that it can be fixed using following CSS:

\Css{span.LATEX span.TEX{ position:relative; margin-left: -0.4em; margin-right: 0.125em; }}%
\Css{span.TEX {letter-spacing: -0.125em; margin-right:0.125em}}

Michal Hoftich <michal_h21>
Project Member
Wed Jul 1 17:57:32 2020, comment #6:

Well, I don't remember (8 years later ;) what I got at the moment, but, currently with:

File List
article.cls 2019/12/20 v1.4l Standard LaTeX document class
size10.clo 2019/12/20 v1.4l Standard LaTeX file (size option)
l3backend-dvips.def 2020-06-29 L3 backend support: dvips
l3backend-dvips.def 2020-06-29 L3 backend support: dvips
the "\LaTeX" logo is displayed just as "LaTeX":

<!--l. 14--><p class="noindent" >LaTeX

Maybe this explains the issue seems fixed. I wonder what we would get if the logo would be preserved in the HTML output.

Bitouze <denisbitouze>
Wed Jul 1 17:44:35 2020, comment #5:

I think this is fixed already.

Michal Hoftich <michal_h21>
Project Member
Wed Sep 19 08:11:03 2012, comment #4:

Well, not that good: the entire "LaTeX" word is shifted to the right and a spurious space appears at its left.

Thanks to http://edward.oconnor.cx/2007/08/tex-poshlet a (working I hope) workaround would be:

Bitouze <denisbitouze>
Wed Sep 19 07:27:39 2012, comment #3:

I found a workaround: it is enough to add, after the span.LATEX entries from *.css:

I hope it is exempt of side effects.

Bitouze <denisbitouze>
Wed Sep 5 09:44:15 2012, comment #2:

The html output created by TeX4ht is similar to pdf. There is no spurious space. See:



<!--l. 9--><p class="noindent" ><span class="LATEX">L<span class="A">A</span><span class="TEX">T<span
class="E">E</span>X</span></span> foo
<!--l. 11--><p class="noindent" ><span class="LATEX">L<span class="A">A</span><span class="TEX">T<span


The <span> element introduces a space after it while rendering in a browser. If you comment out the span.LATEX entries from *.css, and refresh your browser, the spurious space disappears. I am out of wits here.


CV Radhakrishnan <cvr>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu May 17 09:50:57 2012, comment #1:

Even worse, a spurious space is inserted before periods:



Bitouze <denisbitouze>
Thu May 17 09:37:33 2012, original submission:


there is an extra space in html output after some predefined TeX
commands, as pointed out by the following MCE (compile with htlatex
and with pdflatex in order to see the difference):

\noindent\LaTeX{} foo

\noindent\LaTeX foo

Best regards.

Bitouze <denisbitouze>


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