# latex just produces gibberish

Darren Dale wrote:

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On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 2:05 PM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2@...287...> wrote:

I have an old fedora 11 system. When I try to use latex math (e.g.,
$\mu=2$), it gives no error, but seems to produce gibberish (just ordinary
ascii chars) in my pdf output.

Any ideas how to debug?

Try using raw strings. If that doesn't work, try submitting a short example.

submitting an example won't help. The problem is with this installation. My
question is, how can I try to debug it?

Are you setting text.usetex to True, or using matplotlib's built-in mathtext rendering?

Can you attach an image? I've seen enough of these failure cases that I can often guess by looking at it

Mike

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On 05/18/2011 09:21 AM, Neal Becker wrote:

Darren Dale wrote:

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 2:05 PM, Neal Becker<ndbecker2@...287...> wrote:

I have an old fedora 11 system. When I try to use latex math (e.g.,
$\mu=2$), it gives no error, but seems to produce gibberish (just ordinary
ascii chars) in my pdf output.

Any ideas how to debug?

Try using raw strings. If that doesn't work, try submitting a short example.

submitting an example won't help. The problem is with this installation. My
question is, how can I try to debug it?

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