Re: log-like symbols?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124483] Re: log-like symbols?*From*: Alan <alan.isaac at gmail.com>*Date*: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 05:16:16 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201201181102.GAA16692@smc.vnet.net> <jf8qn5$3qf$1@smc.vnet.net>

In answer to Murray's question, some LaTeX symbols are called "log-like": http://omega.albany.edu:8008/Symbols.html This affects how they are typeset. Bill's answer gave me a good clue: if I am entering math in StandardForm, then such log-like symbols are recognized by Mathematica, although it does not display them differently. E.g., if I enter ln(x) in a math cell and then change to StandardForm I get Log[x] displayed. But now I am puzzled by the meaning of cell styles. Suppose I enter the following in a cell given a "Text" style: Test: ctrl-( ln(x) ctrl-) and then copy it as LaTeX. What I expect to get is Test: $\ln(x)$ What I get instead is: \text{Test: } \ln (x) Why is Mathematica treating a "Text" cell as a math environment? Thanks, Alan Isaac

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