In addition to the regular
@example and similar commands,
Texinfo has “small” example-style commands. These are
In Info output, the
@small… commands are equivalent to
their non-small companion commands.
In TeX, however, the
@small… commands typeset text in
a smaller font than the non-small example commands. Thus, for
instance, code examples can contain longer lines and still fit on a
page without needing to be rewritten.
A smaller font size is also requested in HTML output, and (as usual) retained in the Texinfo XML transliteration.
Mark the end of a
@small… block with a corresponding
@end small…. For example, pair
Here is an example of the font used by the
command (in Info, the output will be the same as usual):
… to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs; and that you know you can do these things.
@small… commands use the same font style as their
a fixed-width font, and everything else uses the regular font.
They also have the same behavior in other respects—whether filling
is done and whether margins are narrowed.
As a general rule, a printed document looks better if you use only one
of (for instance)
consistently within a chapter.