[LON-CAPA-users] Chemistry again - equilibrium symbol

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 24 May 2005 15:39:29 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Mark,

> Matt is fishing around for an option for the symbol for equilibrium under 
> html.
> Is there an html equivalent to \rightleftharpoon in tex?

No, but there is a unicode equivalent so if you have UTF-8 encoded
document you can use the unicode symbol reference ⇌

(I am pretty sure IE 6's unicode font set doesn't include this
particular symbol.)

In Lon-CAPA's chemparse we do:
 if ($external::target eq 'web' && &EXT('request.browser.unicode')) {
     $formula .= '⇌ ';
 } else {
     $formula .= &web('<=>','<m>\ensuremath{\rightleftharpoons}</m> ',

which mean, if it's a unicode capable brower output the &#8652;

Otherwise in html do <=> and in text do <m>\ensuremath{\rightleftharpoons}</m> 

BTW here is the unicode set of arrows:

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