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Quirky little bug

  1. Sep 10, 2006 #1

    Gokul43201

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    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:
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2006 #2

    chroot

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    \[B\] testing..

    - Warren
     
  4. Sep 10, 2006 #3

    chroot

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    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
     
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