Template:Mathcal

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The Mathcal template is intended to simulate a calligraphic font for use in mathematical formulas using standard HTML. Use this template as an alternative to \mathcal{...} in LaTeX markup (see Help:Displaying a formula).

Usage[edit]

Use this template to wrap an inline formula in wikitext. Example:

{{mathcal|ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ}}

produces: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Use of equals-sign[edit]

The template is meant to be used with alphabetic text, typically one or a few capital letters. If the body contains an exposed equals-sign ("="), it will fail to render. For example, the following template use produces no result:

{{mathcal|P=NP}}.

There are two ways to resolve this.

Method 1: Start the body with "1=", as in:

{{mathcal|1=P=NP}},

which produces: P=NP.

Method 2: Enclose the equals-sign in double-braces "{{=}}", as in:

{{mathcal|P{{=}}NP}},

which produces: P=NP.

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