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Screen display of TeX command $\check{L}$

Version: 3.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word


The TeX command $\check{L}$ displays as Math: L primeon the screen, but it previews and prints as Math: L check.


This happens because there are two possible representations for this particular Unicode character and Microsoft has chosen to use the first version shown above in its screen fonts. When you typeset your document, LaTeX interprets the character using the other representation.


Here's a workaround that gives a character with the same appearance both on the screen and when typeset. Follow the instructions below to create a fragment that contains $\check{L{}}$. Since there is more than one character inside the group, the software displays the character and accent instead of using a Unicode character.

  1. From the Insert menu, choose Field and then choose TeX.

  2. In the input area, type $\check{L{}}$ and choose OK.

  3. Save, close and reopen your document. The TeX field should now appear as Math: L check.

  4. Select the character.

  5. From the File menu, choose Save Fragment.

  6. Name the fragment and choose OK. Your fragment now appears on the fragment list.

You can create a similar fragment for the character Math: L prime by creating a fragment based on a TeX field containing $\check{L}$.

Revised 06/11/02

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