# [OS X TeX] xhmlatex

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 19:20:32 CET 2012

On Feb 16, 2012, at 1:04 PM, Victor Ivrii wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 6:42 AM, Alain Schremmer
> <schremmer.alain at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Feb 16, 2012, at 1:28 AM, Michael Sharpe wrote:
>>
>>> a means of translating a tex file written with $delimiters to >>> one [with >>> $$..$$] >> >> >> That would also be great with MathJax(*) because with, say, >> "apples cost$3
>> and bananas cost $4", MathJax will typeset "3 and bananas cost " as >> mathematics. > > Setting processEscapes: true in MJ configuration you can type > "apples cost \$3
> and bananas cost \$4" without triggering MJ I went back to <http://www.mathjax.org/docs/1.1/start.html> where I had read about the issue: > The default math delimiters are $$...$$ and $...$ for displayed > mathematics, and $$...$$ for in-line mathematics. Note in > particular that the$...$in-line delimiters are not used by > default. That is because dollar signs appear too often in non- > mathematical settings, which could cause some text to be treated as > mathematics unexpectedly. For example, with single-dollar > delimiters, ”... the cost is$2.50 for the first one, and \$2.00 for
> each additional one ...” would cause the phrase “2.50 for the first
> one, and” to be treated as mathematics since it falls between
> dollar signs. For this reason, if you want to use single-dollars
> for in-line math mode, you must enable that explicitly in your
> configuration:

And, of course, sure enough, there it was, script and all. What
happened of course is that when I see "configuration" my eyes glaze
over. So thanks for waking me up because MathAjax is truly the best
thing to happen for a long time and now it is even better.

Grateful regards
--schremmer