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Minor LaTeX issue

LaTeX uses the underscore for making text subscripted. This conflicts with Markdown's use of underscore to italicize text.

$FWE\ \alpha{}=1-(1-\alpha{}_s)^{(3^2-1)} = 0.337$
or about a 34% chance of bogus results.


I can work around it with a trailing underscore, but thought you all might like to know.


  • Yeah, the big problem is that the LaTeX-highlighting does not include mode-switching from Markdown to Latex, which results in such artifacts. I habe this issue on my mind, but don‘t know when I find a solution. The exports, however, should not be affected!

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