Bug 165723 - Wrong symbols with some fonts when using AMS Math style
Wrong symbols with some fonts when using AMS Math style
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
3.0
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 190430
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Reported: 2005-08-11 11:45 EDT by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-09 03:19:40 EDT
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file.tex (434 bytes, patch)
2005-08-11 11:45 EDT, Bastien Nocera
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Screenshot-file.dvi.png (12.64 KB, image/png)
2005-08-11 11:46 EDT, Bastien Nocera
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Description Bastien Nocera 2005-08-11 11:45:44 EDT
tetex-latex-1.0.7-67.7 with tetex-fonts-1.0.7-67.7

Run "latex file.tex" and check the generated "file.dvi". It will show a vector
sign as expected on the first and all lines, but a "ã" (a + tilde) in the middle
line.
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2005-08-11 11:45:47 EDT
Created attachment 117650 [details]
file.tex
Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2005-08-11 11:46:39 EDT
Created attachment 117651 [details]
Screenshot-file.dvi.png
Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2005-08-18 03:29:59 EDT
I receive a sane output when I don't use amsmath.sty. The bug is probably there.
Comment 4 Jindrich Novy 2005-08-18 08:44:31 EDT
Reported upstream:
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.tetex.general/951
Comment 5 Jindrich Novy 2005-09-27 04:40:16 EDT
Reported this to LaTeX upstream as well. I'll add a reference as soon as I'll
receive confirmation email from LaTeX people.
Comment 6 Jindrich Novy 2005-09-27 09:29:56 EDT
The bug is now registered under codename amslatex/3812 and I got this reply:

this is a known problem, and has been reported before to
latex-bugs:

 - 3416: Amsmath's \mathsf \vec prints a tilde accent
 - 3683: Wrong output of \vec in supscripts

we plan to deal with these all at once, and will do so
under #3416.  for this reason, we will close #3812.
however, i've posted a request to keep you informed when
a fix is made.

we do not yet have a solution; a workaround is to create
explicit commands to produce the vector in the proper
font, for example:

  \newcommand{\romvec}[1]{\text{$\vec{\mathrm#1}$}}
  \newcommand{\boldvec}[1]{\text{\boldmath$\vec{\mathbf#1}$}}

Barbara Beeton
Technical Support

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