[pdftex] square root in metapost
margarida
margarid at ime.unicamp.br
Fri Mar 2 11:16:01 CET 2001
Hi,
thank you very much for the help. The \string solution worked out well.
Unfortunately I don't know of a context version for the Macintosh and am not
knowledgeable enough to create one from the source, so I can't use the second
suggestion. One thing I noticed is that if I run epstodpf on the ps file
created by metapost I loose the text. Is there a workaround for this problem?
Best regards,
Margarida
Hans Hagen wrote:
> At 06:53 PM 2/23/01 -0300, margarida wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I am having trouble including the square root symbol in a
> >metapost picture. If I process the picture in metapost by
> >itself, everything works fine. The troble arises when trying
> >to use pdflatex to process the metapost commands directly as
> >in the error.tex file below
>
> Looks like unwanted expansion. You can try \string\sqrt and \string\frac in
> you example.
>
> >Without the square root text the file runs OK. Any help is
> >appreciated.
>
> If you have a bit recent version of context, you can say:
>
> \starttext
>
> \setupMPpage[offset=1pt]
>
> \startMPpage
> label.lft (btex $\displaystyle \frac{a-b}{2}$ etex, (1cm,0)) ;
> label.top (btex $\sqrt{ab}$ etex, (3cm,0)) ;
> \stopMPpage
>
> \stoptext
>
> and get a stand alone graphic, that can be included in latex. (more on that
> in the mtafun manual).
>
> I will send you the pdf off list
>
> Hans
>
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