# Comma as decimal delimiter using LaTeX in WordPress

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• #477296

per1962
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When trying to get familiar with LaTeX in WordPress blogs I have recognised a difference in layout if I use comma as a decimal delimiter, which is international standard according to ISO, compared to if I use a period. Using a comma, the space beween the delimiter and the first decimal gets a bit to large. Is there a way to tell the system that I want the comma to be taken as a decimal delimiter?

I have no previous experience with LaTeX in stand alone systems and am trying to approach it this way. If this is a localisation issue, Sweden and Swedish is my country and language. Well, it is my country and language anyway.

/Per Liss

The blog I need help with is perstest.wordpress.com.

#477395

timethief
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You didn’t post the URL for the blog in question, starting with http:?/ Are you referring to a wordpress.com blog? If so, have you checked here? http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/

#477399

per1962
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The blog is my testblog at http://perstest.wordpress.com

#477403

timethief
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Thanks for posting the blog URL. I don’t work with source code so I can’t help you. Hopefully another volunteer can help but if not you will have to contact Staff.

#477404

per1962
Member

Thanks answay Timethief

I have spent some time browsing the help pages including http://en.support.wordpress.com/latex/ and http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/posting-source-code/ but I haven’t found any answer so far.

#477406

timethief
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It’s refreshing to hear that you searched. :) I’m sorry you came up empty. :( Here’s the link to contact Staff. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

#477826

per1962
Member

I finally found a solution which I have tested in my wordpress blog above.

$\pi = 3{,}1415\ldots$

I found it by following the link to the German FAQ at:

http://www.latex-project.org/help.html

http://projekte.dante.de/DanteFAQ/MathematischerFormelsatz#25

where also an alternative solution is suggested.

#477827

timethief
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@per1962
Thanks so much for returning with the solutions you found. This means the next member who asks this question will be able to locate it in the searchbox.
Best wishes for happy blogging. :)

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