Last modified: 2012-07-26 18:58:19 UTC
When f' in a Wiki-TeX formula is rendered as HTML, it is virtually
indistiguishable from a simple f. Possible solution: render all formulas
using primes as PNG.
That will depend upon how your browser processes something like <i>f</i>', alot
of things are potentially ambiguous in HTML mode such as i and l.
Marking this is INVALID.
Of course, this bug depends on browser specifics. (I can confirm the bug for Mozilla
But if some HTML construction does not work reliably, it should not be used.
There have been several complaints concerning this problem on de:, most recently on
[[:de:WP:RVW#Differentialrechnung]]. Currently, ugly workarounds like f\,' and f'\, are
used in [[:de:Differentialrechnung]].
Can you provide screen shots of expected and actual rendering?
Created attachment 567 [details]
screenshot (from Konqueror) showing several possibilities to typeset "f-prime"
1. f without prime, for comparison (the complicated formula is used to avoid
the rendering as an upright plain-text f)
2. TeX rendered as HTML, virtually indistinguishable from 1.
3. TeX forcibly rendered as PNG
4. not quite
5. this looks fine
Mozilla output does not differ much from this image.
Solved by Mathjax.