[LON-CAPA-users] tex in loncapa

Peter Riegler lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 06 Jun 2007 10:40:16 +0200


every now and then I experience that latex commands do not come out as I 
expect (we use convert to images as a default here).

The latest issue is German Umlaute. For instance, ü (typeset in latex as 
\"u) comes out as

Sometimes we can use the HTML typesetting ü as a workaround, but 
occasionally it is absolutely necessary to have the Umlaut within tex, as in
<m> f(x)=\left\{
1 & \mbox{f\"ur} x>0\\
0 & \mbox{sonst}

Another issue I remember is that \mapsto (|->) comes out as \to (->).

Are there any tricks to make tex/loncapa behave correctly?
I have tested these issues using "standalone" latex on our server 
machine. There the dvi-output is as desired.

Peter Riegler
Fachhochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel
Salzdahlumer Str. 46/48, 38302 Wolfenbüttel
Tel. +49 5331 939 6314, Fax. +49 5331 939 6002
email: p.riegler@fh-wolfenbuettel.de