[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
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