[tex4ht] Macro parameter bug

Michal Hoftich michal.h21 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 22:46:18 CET 2021

Dear Francis,

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 05:46:41PM +0000, Francis Wright wrote:
>I'm using TeX4ht to generate HTML including mathematics to be processed 
>by MathJax from LaTeX source files. MathJax supports macro and 
>environment definitions provided they are within a math environment, 
>and this works fine via TeX4ht provided the definition has no 
>parameters. But if I use parameters, the # characters get doubled. I 
>currently post-process my HTML files to convert ## back to #, which 
>works, but it would be nice if TeX4ht didn't double them in the first 
>place. Is there a better way to handle this? I can't find any way to 
>escape or encode the # characters to avoid this.

Interesting issue, thanks for the report. I think easiest solution is to
change catcode of # to letter before the MathJax configuration, like in
the following configuration file:

     tex: {
       tags: "ams",
       macros: {
         hello: ["\\sqrt{#1}",1],
         sl: "\\it",
% don't forget to return catcode back to the original value


It is converted as:

<script>window.MathJax = { tex: { tags: "ams", macros: { 
hello: ["\\sqrt{#1}",1], 
sl: "\\it", 
}  } }</script> 

in the HTML file, which works correctly.

Best regards,

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