In this post over here: Convergence of Series of Functions i have noticed an error. When i put * a * the text doesn't turn italic, but its remaining the same. Not sure whats problem.

  • $\begingroup$ Crazily enough, it italicizes in the preview, but doesn't when posted as an answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 22, 2010 at 0:01
  • $\begingroup$ @J.M: Yes! Don't really know whats wrong. $\endgroup$
    – Chandru1
    Commented Nov 22, 2010 at 0:02
  • $\begingroup$ After an $\mathbb R$ I wonder what happens... $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 22, 2010 at 8:02

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This is clearly a bug. In the meantime, add two spaces after the $ to workaround.

Well, to see that $f(x)$  *converges uniformly* please...

Well, to see that $f(x)$ converges uniformly please ...


I'll try putting this one and then putting this one in italic, to see what happens.

Heck, I'll try doing this and then this again in bold.

So both of those work, but if

I try putting something like $\sqrt{x}$ *before this one* and then this one in here, or

I try something like $\frac12$ *before doing this* and then this again, let's see what happens.

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    $\begingroup$ i.e., somebody's regexes are screwy... :P $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 22, 2010 at 0:08

This has been fixed on dev, and will go out sometime in the near future (probably 6+ hours from now).

Will only affect new and edited posts, naturally.


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