Thanks for the tip Hans,

but the kerning in
\def\digitstimessymbol{\kern.**2\emwidth\cdot\kern.2\emwidth}
should not take place in mathmode, only in textmode. Else the space is too
big. Don't know how to deal with that.

Christian


2013/5/21 Hans Hagen <pra...@wxs.nl>

> On 5/21/2013 11:44 AM, Romain Diss wrote:
>
>> Le lundi 20 mai 2013, Christian Prim a écrit :
>>
>>> is it possible to change the behaviour of \digits to have \cdot as in
>>> http://www.pragma-ade.com/**general/magazines/mag-0003.pdf<http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/magazines/mag-0003.pdf>page
>>>  2 (table at
>>> the bottom) instead of \times as shown in the latest units-mkiv-document
>>> http://www.pragma-ade.com/**general/manuals/units-mkiv.pdf<http://www.pragma-ade.com/general/manuals/units-mkiv.pdf>pages
>>>  6&7?
>>>
>> Seems to be hardcoded in phys-dim.mkiv for the moment:
>> l. 173-175
>>
>> \unexpanded\def\digitspower       #1{\times10\phys_digits_**raised{#1}}
>> \unexpanded\def\**digitspowerplus
>> #1{\times10\phys_digits_**raised{\digitsplus#1}}
>> \unexpanded\def\**digitspowerminus
>> #1{\times10\phys_digits_**raised{\digitsminus#1}}
>> ntextgarden.net/)
>>
>
> there are several ways we can deal with this:
>
> % \def\digitstimessymbol{\**symbol[units][times]}
>
> % \definesymbol[units][times][\**times]
> % \definesymbol[units][times][\**cdots]
> % \definesymbol[units][times][\**kern.2\emwidth\cdot\kern.2\**emwidth]
>
> \def\digitstimessymbol{\times}
> \def\digitstimessymbol{\cdot}
> \def\digitstimessymbol{\kern.**2\emwidth\cdot\kern.2\emwidth}
>
> \unprotect
>
> \unexpanded\def\digitspower #1{\digitstimessymbol10\phys_**
> digits_raised{#1}}
> \unexpanded\def\**digitspowerplus #1{\digitstimessymbol10\phys_**
> digits_raised{\digitsplus#1}}
> \unexpanded\def\**digitspowerminus #1{\digitstimessymbol10\phys_**
> digits_raised{\digitsminus#1}}
>
> \protect
>
> or maybe a key/value in setuptimes .. not sure yet
>
> Hans
>
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