Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Quirky little bug

  1. Sep 10, 2006 #1

    Gokul43201

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    It seems that it is impossible to display " " with an uppercase B inside the brackets (which is how I wrote it, while composing this post - as you can see by hitting 'Quote' or trying it yourself). I think the compiler assumes this is to be used for bold-font text or somesuch, and messes with it.

    One often needs to use this notation in chemistry - concentrations are represented by square brackets, and identifiers for general species are uppercase letters A, B, C, etc.

    [ B ] seems to work, though it's nonstandard. Anyway, if anytime Greg or Warren feel like they've got nothing to work on... :biggrin:
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 10, 2006 #2

    chroot

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    \[B\] testing..

    - Warren
     
  4. Sep 10, 2006 #3

    chroot

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    That's a good one, Gokul. It is indeed the software trying to convert all "bbCode" (the basic markup language used for boldfacing, etc.) into lowercase.

    The only way around it that I can think of at the moment is to surround your equations with the [ code ] tag. :frown:

    - Warren
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Quirky little bug
  1. Fourm bug (Replies: 7)

  2. Maybe this is a bug? (Replies: 4)

  3. Is this a bug? (Replies: 5)

  4. Bug maybe? (Replies: 15)

  5. Is this a bug? (Replies: 3)

Loading...