[texhax] math symbols

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon May 9 21:56:13 CEST 2005

> hi;
> i think am missing a package since when compiling a document including 
> \beta it fail.  Which package i have to use

\beta is part of the core latex distribution.

if you had bothered to report what the error was, i could be more
helpful than merely using my crystal ball:

  "missing $ inserted" is corrected by putting the \beta in maths, so
  you can change:

    ... this is a \beta-version ...

  into either

    ... this is a \ensuremath{\beta}-version ...


    ... this is a $\beta$-version ...

  the first form is preferred, since it's more robust, but the latter
  is less typing.

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