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Re: [O] math in parentheses

From: Andreas Leha
Subject: Re: [O] math in parentheses
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:03:03 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (darwin)

Hi Richard,

Richard Lawrence <address@hidden> writes:
> Hi Andreas,
> Andreas Leha <address@hidden> writes:
>> I encounter a problem using $..$ expressions when they are enclosed
>> in parentheses.
>> This $T$ works, but ($T$) this does not.
>> Is that expected behaviour?
>> (Note that \(...\) expressions work.)
> Yes, that is the expected behavior.  Org is much pickier about when "$"
> can be a math delimiter than "\( ... \)".  The reason is that "$" can
> also be used as a regular symbol in Org documents; when it is, it should
> be *not* be exported as a math delimiter to LaTeX, and distinguishing
> non-math-delimiting from math-delimiting uses of "$" is not a trivial
> matter.
> Thus, when in doubt, use "\( ... \)".

Thanks for following that up.  I do use \(...\) when I encounter
problems with $...$ (which is a lot nicer to type and read).

I am happy with using the fall-back \(...\) every now and then.

Just for me to understand:  Is the problem the missing whitespace
around the $...$ expression?


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