# [LON-CAPA-users] FW: printing of math

Damien Guillaume damieng at msu.edu
Wed Dec 2 10:25:44 EST 2015

> Why it is a bug? It seems to be import to distinguish between
>
>     <m> $\widetilde{\nu}=1/\lambda$ </m>
> or <m> $$\widetilde{\nu}=1/\lambda$$ </m>
>
> and, on the other hand,
>
> <m> $\widetilde{\nu}=1/\lambda$ </m>

The current behavior, with MathJax displaying equations as if there were
$delimiters while other renderers do not, is a bug because it leads to errors. I am not suggesting we remove delimiters at this point: the easiest fix (which is probably what we will do if it is not already done) is to make MathJax display fail when it is missing$ delimiters.
It makes sense especially since MathJax only supports equations, while
<m> is supposed to handle LaTeX outside of equation delimiters.

In the future I think we should move away from non-math LaTeX (which
would reduce this problem), but that is another topic of discussion.

Damien