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Subject: Re: [docbook] Variables in DocBook with the XSL stylesheets

Maybe <replaceable> ?

Sven Moritz Hallberg <pesco@gmx.de> writes:

> Hi List,
> when writing something in DocBook today, I found myself using a 
> variable in the mathematical sense, i.e. not a program variable. As in 
> the sentence "Let n be a natural number.". Using <varname> around the 
> 'n' typesets it in monospace while in such cases italic would be more 
> appropriate. Is there an element other than <varname> for such "natural 
> language variables" which I have overlooked or how would I deal with 
> this? Changing the stylesheet for <varname> is not an option because I 
> also have program variables that I want to keep in monospace.
> Thanks in advance,
> Sven Moritz

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