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Define commands that appear not to eat spaces

The xspace package provides a single command that looks at what comes after it in the command stream, and decides whether to insert a space to replace one "eaten" by the TeX command decoder. The decision is based on what came after any space, not on whether there was a space (which is unknowable): so if the next thing proves to be punctuation, the chances are there was no space, but if it's a letter, there's probably a need for space. This technique is not perfect, but works in a large proportion of cases.

The package is part of the tools bundle in the LaTeX required distribution.

The authors are David Carlisle, Morten Høgholm and The LaTeX Team. The package is Copyright © 2004-2006 David Carlisle, Morten Høgholm.

License: lppl Version: 1.13 Catalogued: 2015-08-03