# Quirky little bug

1. Sep 10, 2006

### Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
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...

2. Sep 10, 2006

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
$B$ testing..

- Warren

3. Sep 10, 2006

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
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.

- Warren