The syntax used to enter math equations in LO formula is apparently based on the largely obsolete troff eqn preprocessor.
x sup y sub z
Latex syntax is the standard format used to enter equations in modern applications, including Microsoft Word, wikipedia, mathjax etc.
Surprisingly, LO syntax also allows some latex notation, for example:
which gives the same superscript and subscript as the above example.
However, most other latex constructs fail e.g. \Lambda as the latex equivalent of %LAMBDA.
As an enhancement request, the LO Formula editor math syntax should be expanded to include all standard Latex forms (including AMS-Latex) as synonyms. I can't see any fundamental ambiguities that would prevent this from being almost fully backwards compatible.
This would allow published latex formulae to be cut and pasted directly in LO presentations etc. and would increase compatibility with Microsoft Word.
For example \Lambda is not accepted in the formula editor.
Expected the same result as %LAMBDA
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 73593 ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 96208 ***