# [NTG-context] Bug in math accents

Leif Albers lalbers at wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de
Tue Sep 21 18:27:33 CEST 2004

Two years ago I already posted about following bug. I am
amazed it still occurs in the present (beta) version of
ConTeXt.

When I use math accents (like \tilde) on top of italic
characters in subscripts, they appear displaced.

A trivial example is

-------------------- SNIPP --------------------
\starttext
$E_{\tilde s}$
\stoptext
-------------------- SNIPP --------------------

Compare the output to the plain TeX output of
"$E_{\tilde s}$ \end", and you will see the
difference - watch the position of the accent.

I really like the design of ConTeXt. But as long as this bug
occurs, ConTeXt is useless to me.

Dear developers: *please* send me a reply of some
sort. Writing bug reports is time consuming and should at
least be rewarded with a single line response. Even a
"RTFM - you idiot" is better than no reaction at all.

Thanks,

Leif Albers