It would be great for latex, tex and context and similar words be automatically converted to LaTeX, TeX and ConTeXt preferably even with proper baselines.

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    No, sometimes one really means the latex command as opposed to the LaTeX system. – Juan A. Navarro Jul 27 '10 at 12:54
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    How about having \latex automatically converted to LaTeX – KeithB Jul 28 '10 at 1:04
  • possible duplicate of We need Tex markup... – Dima Jul 28 '10 at 14:24

Not when it refers to a command name!

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  • latex = command/engine, LaTeX = syntax/language – Dima Jul 27 '10 at 12:53
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    But relying on people to know that they should put command names in backticks is dangerous. Frankly, I get fed up with doing it all the time and feel that it often breaks up the display unnecessarily. – Andrew Stacey Jul 27 '10 at 12:56

To be fair this is a duplicate of "we need latex processing engine / embedder" on the website. Since any such solution would be able to handle \latex and friends ;-)

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    Not really because the "we need latex processing" really means "we need latex maths processing" which wouldn't (necessarily) include \latex etc. As I don't agree that we need either of these, then I'm not overly bothered! – Andrew Stacey Jul 28 '10 at 14:38
  • @Andrew Stacey Insightful and funny comment =) – Dima Jul 28 '10 at 14:42
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    Sorry! I didn't mean that to read snarkily. All I meant was to register that I disagree that this is a duplicate. – Andrew Stacey Jul 28 '10 at 15:09
  • If we just wanted maths, mathjax would do quite nicely. As it is, if we wanted anything, we'd want something that let us demo our minimal [non-]working examples ... – SamB Apr 15 '14 at 21:08

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