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#26 2014-05-24 04:04:12

bobbym
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From: Bumpkinland
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Re: Is your approximately showing?

Then this is a legitimate bug.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#27 2014-05-24 07:45:36

zetafunc
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Registered: 2014-05-21
Posts: 87

Re: Is your approximately showing?

I have also been noticing the missing character issues lately -- especially the 'fancier' (i.e. curled) apostrophes that have suddenly disappeared from everyone's posts. The sup and sub tags no longer work (which makes some older posts very tedious to read!). Some characters no longer work in LaTeX, and any (unrendered) sentence written on the same line as LaTeX text ends up changing its font style. Not to mention that in the hide tags, a lot more characters don't work -- even ones like simple exponents fail to show.

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#28 2014-05-24 13:28:35

bobbym
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Re: Is your approximately showing?

Hi zetafunc;

Do you have a specific example?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#29 2014-05-24 19:30:55

zetafunc
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Re: Is your approximately showing?

This thread is a bit of a mess: http://mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=14826

[sup]The sup[/sup] [sub]and sub[/sub] tags don't work.

The fancy apostrophes are missing from older posts, and the text 'near' LaTeX code is affected. See here: http://mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=14950

Apostrophes no longer work in LaTeX, and presumably true for other characters:

Last edited by zetafunc (2014-05-24 19:37:03)

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#30 2014-05-24 20:55:05

bobbym
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Re: Is your approximately showing?

The apostrophes disappeared in latex before the upgrade. it was not possible to indicate f'(x) in latex.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#31 2014-05-25 03:00:38

zetafunc
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Registered: 2014-05-21
Posts: 87

Re: Is your approximately showing?

Did they disappear, or were they always missing?

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#32 2014-05-25 03:35:03

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 84,516

Re: Is your approximately showing?

They disappeared when we went over to the new server.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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