# Math Help - Latex broken?

1. ## Latex broken?

Is LaTeX currently not working as it should? I can't even get a simple code as

$
G
$

to compile.

2. ## Re: Latex broken?

Originally Posted by TriKri
Is LaTeX currently not working as it should? I can't even get a simple code as

$
G
$

to compile.
There has been plenty of publicity about this. The required tags now are $$and$$

3. ## Re: Latex broken?

Originally Posted by TriKri
Is LaTeX currently not working as it should? I can't even get a simple code as
$G$
to compile.
$$G$$ gives $G$.
You just have to use the correct tags.

4. ## Re: Latex broken?

Ah, thanks, I guess I must have just been blind to the publicity. It's strange though, $$G$$ still works and gives me $G$.

5. ## Re: Latex broken?

Originally Posted by TriKri
Ah, thanks, I guess I must have just been blind to the publicity. It's strange though, [no parse] $G$[/no parse] still works and gives me $G$.
Yes, but it is flaky, anything much longer or using something exotic and it is likely to fail, also it is likely to fail with too many single LaTeXed characters.

CB