## 4 comments on “Handy LaTeX commands for i.e., e.g., and et al.”

1. This works better, as I had some problems with some reviewers:
\newcommand{\etal}{\textit{et al}. }
\newcommand{\ie}{\textit{i}.\textit{e}., }
\newcommand{\eg}{\textit{e}.\textit{g}. }

2. Thanks Mahdi. Just to confirm, your change is to add spaces after the periods at the end of these three new commands? And add a comma to the end of ie., ?

• comma should follow e.g. too, I believe.

3. I think Joseph is right. Beyond that, the ending fullstop/dot must be escaped by a backslash. the whitespace after a sentence ending is larger than the whitespace between words. the .\ tells latex that here the fullstop does not end the sentence and only a shorter whitespace is coming.

\newcommand{\etal}{\textit{et al}., }
\newcommand{\ie}{\textit{i}.\textit{e}., }
\newcommand{\eg}{\textit{e}.\textit{g}.\ }

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