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ID 52🔗
Date: 2021-03-05 17:18:33
Status Open
Category glossaries-extra
Summary Hook that let us add a period at the end of a footnoted long form of an abbreviation

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Description

When \setabbreviationstyle[acronym]{short-sc-footnote} is used, the first occurrences of the abbreviations are displayed as footnotes and are not followed by a final period. This looks strange compared to other footnotes on the same pages the content of which being followed by periods. Hence, it could be nice to provide a hook that let us add a period at the end of a footnoted long form of an abbreviation.

MWE

No mwe.tex

Evaluation

You can already do this by redefining \glsxtrabbrvfootnote to add a final period:

\renewcommand*{\glsxtrabbrvfootnote}[2]{\footnote{#2.}}

Comments

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🔗Comment from anonymous
Date: 2021-03-10 20:47:00

OK, thanks and sorry for the noise (though it is not easy to find the relevant command to get this behaviour :)

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🔗Comment from Nicola Talbot 🦜
Date: 2021-03-10 21:23:00

The commands associated with abbreviation styles are usually described in the manual under the base style, except for commands that are specific to a sub-style. So, for example, all the short footnote styles (including short-sc-footnote) are described under the short-footnote section.

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🔗Comment from anonymous
Date: 2021-03-10 21:59:00

But shouldn't this be the default? Or at least made available as an option?

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🔗Comment from Nicola Talbot 🦜
Date: 2021-03-11 10:45:00

There's no reason why it should be the default. It's not the default for the nearest equivalent acronym style with the base glossaries package. However, I'll reopen this and think about it next time I'm working on glossaries-extra.

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🔗Comment from anonymous
Date: 2021-03-11 20:08:00

>There's no reason why it should be the default.

The reason of this suggestion is that the content of the other, ordinary, footnotes is usually sentences that end with a period. So, currently, if ordinary and acronyms footnotes are mixed on a page, they look heterogeneous.

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