[LON-CAPA-users] large formulas

Guy Albertelli II lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 2 Apr 2003 18:00:25 -0500 (EST)

Hi Mark,

> WHen I had a calmer moment I found the issue, and I'm still not certain
> how to get around it painlessly.
> tth likes to put things in tables to help format formulas.
> It seems that each individual element (<td></td>) in a table needs the
> formating placed within it's confines for things like fonts.
> I've run across this in some other situations recently.
> This is happening under netscape 4.79 and 7.02 under Unix.
> Is this standard HTML behviour? What are the work arounds?

<font> and <basefont> are deprecated, one should use CSS to change

That said

> I actually dissected out the tth output, placed the appropriate <font>
> statements in, and replaced the <m></m> tag with the modified tth output.

This is bad, tth generates different output depending on the browser
(IE versus Netsacpe 4.7 versuses Mozilla)

> > <font size="+2"><m>\[\frac{\pi}{42}\]</m></font> should work to get a  
> > large displaystyle formula.

While this fails to work, this seems to do a reasonable job:
<m>\[\frac{\Large \pi}{\Large 42}\]</m>

guy@albertelli.com  LON-CAPA Developer  0-7-7-1-