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.

  • 1
    No, sometimes one really means the latex command as opposed to the LaTeX system. Jul 27, 2010 at 12:54
  • 4
    How about having \latex automatically converted to LaTeX
    – KeithB
    Jul 28, 2010 at 1:04
  • possible duplicate of We need Tex markup...
    – Dima
    Jul 28, 2010 at 14:24

2 Answers 2


Not when it refers to a command name!

  • latex = command/engine, LaTeX = syntax/language
    – Dima
    Jul 27, 2010 at 12:53
  • 3
    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. Jul 27, 2010 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 ;-)

  • 1
    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! Jul 28, 2010 at 14:38
  • @Andrew Stacey Insightful and funny comment =)
    – Dima
    Jul 28, 2010 at 14:42
  • 1
    Sorry! I didn't mean that to read snarkily. All I meant was to register that I disagree that this is a duplicate. Jul 28, 2010 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, 2014 at 21:08

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .