# [texhax] math symbols

B brock at quantifier.org
Mon May 9 22:15:08 CEST 2005

Wow. Scathing, as usual.

It took me a long time to figure out to put the $'s around symbols to make them work right. for alot of symbols I try to use I find that I also must \usepackage{amssymb} but this might not be true for \beta. what do you mean, though, when you say that the former is more robust? bobby ~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~ <html><img src="http://quantifier.org/Mon_May__9_16:12:01_2005.jpg"></html> ~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~ On Mon, 9 May 2005, Robin Fairbairns wrote: > > hi; > > i think am missing a package since when compiling a document including > > \beta it fail. Which package i have to use > > \beta is part of the core latex distribution. > > if you had bothered to report what the error was, i could be more > helpful than merely using my crystal ball: > > "missing$ 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 ...
>
>   or
>
>     ... 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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