improving the way to type latex

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  • #2887586

    elodouwen
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    hi
    as many other fans of maths and science, i have a lot of latex files on my harddrive
    or, more exactly, a lot of easily-exportable-to-latex files
    it could me very efficient if i could just copy paste my latex code into wordpress blogs
    for information, latex code has this form

    some text … $inline equation$ … some text … $$centered equation$$ … some text

    with the current way wordpress deals with latex, i would have to find a text editor able to replace all the $ … $ by $latex … $ which is not easy to do (because is it not easy for a programm to recognize automatically if a $ is the opening $ of the equation or the closing $ of the equation)

    my suggestion is :
    1) please create a new checkbox, as you did for “use markdown”, that would be “use latex”, letting the user, when this checkbox would be on, to use latex in the ordinary way, i.e. using $..$. In this case, when the $ symbol is needed, latex users just type \$
    2) open latex code to the $$…$$ delimiter that make an equation appear centered in a new line.

    Vincent

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

    #2887687

    Hi there,

    Currently, we only support the LaTeX workflow outlined in this support document:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/latex/

    As you mentioned, the editor requires $.

    to use latex in the ordinary way, i.e. using $..$. In this case, when the $ symbol is needed, latex users just type $

    I’ve passed your feedback on to our developers to review and consider for future updates.

    Thanks!

    #2887851

    elodouwen
    Member

    ok thanks but sorry you did type wrong my words :
    when the $ symbol is needed, latex users just type \$
    you forgot the \ before $

    i explain :
    with my idea, one could type $…$ for math equations (instead of $latex $)
    so one could copy past lot of material from our latex documents
    and in this case when the $ is needed for financial content, one use \$ for example, or any other shortcut.

    #2887853

    Thanks for pointing out my mistake. I’ve passed this feedback on!

    #2887854

    elodouwen
    Member

    that’s kind from you
    have a nice day!
    Vincent

    #2887855

    You too Vincent :)

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