[Libreoffice-bugs] [Bug 49506] Formula editor: abs{x}^2 rendered incorrectly

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Sat May 5 22:34:24 PDT 2012


https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49506

--- Comment #2 from Adrian Schlatter <schlatter at phys.ethz.ch> 2012-05-06 05:34:24 UTC ---
I understand very well that formula editor does not do algebra. Indeed, if it
*would* do algebra (e.g. by replacing a^2+2ab+b^2 by (a+b)^2 I would judge that
 a bug.

What is the philosophy regarding parentheses in formula editor? I expect that
abs{x}^2 results in |x|^2 and that abs{x^2} results in |x^2|. I have verified
that {abs x}^2 works, though.

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