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by christy / February 23, 2006 5:02 PM PST

....As HTML is not supported at the forums, and BBS codes support is limited, how do I type something containing superscripts and subscripts, e.g. mathematical and scientific formulas, like ''y=x squared'', or ''H-two-O'' ? While y=x^2 and H2O respectively may be understood, how do I type in the ''real thing'' ? While it is not a problem typing them in MS Word, Copy and Paste from Word to the forum does not seem work.... BBS support for superscripts and subscripts, if available, would be something like ''y=x2'' and ''H2''O .... Where in the forum should I place the above problem ? There is no ''Forum Help'' forum. Thanks.


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(NT) (NT) X= I don't know
by tomron / February 23, 2006 9:53 PM PST
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Re: html codes
by Kees Bakker / February 23, 2006 10:02 PM PST


As you say, the forum software to make html of what you type only offers limited tags (links, bold, italic: see
It's up to the forum engineers (paid by mr Lee Koo) to support more tags, like [font] or [tt] or [pre] or / (as you suggest). Scripts are considered dangerous, so won't be supported any way.

The ultimate limit (and definitely a challenge) would be support the full LaTex formatting language, but something with a little bit more formatting facilities than offered now seems feasible and could be added without harm, provided the management considers it worth the money. And i doubt if they do.

Anyway, this is the right forum for your question. Lee will read it, and probably add his own comments.


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html codes
by taboma / February 24, 2006 2:14 PM PST
In reply to: Re: html codes

Kees, Good example. Special characters are not supported also. They come up as question marks and sometimes as black diamonds.
Mrmacfixit explained the black diamonds on the Mac Forum last week or so ago.
Here are a few special characters. Check them out in order?

? - ?-?-?-?-?-?-

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Right forum:)
by Glenda / February 24, 2006 2:39 AM PST

This is the Forum Help Forum:)

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