# [NTG-context] Nolimits not working with Unicode characters

Sat May 14 23:26:51 CEST 2016

```On Sat, 14 May 2016, Hans Åberg wrote:

>> On 14 May 2016, at 18:41, Aditya Mahajan <adityam at umich.edu> wrote:
>>
>> On Sat, 14 May 2016, Hans Åberg wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>> On 14 May 2016, at 01:25, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl> wrote:
>>>
>>>> installing and running the garden distribution is quite simple (as is updating) .. there are less files too (so no big burden to have it alongside tex live)
>>>
>>> With this installation, I get a strange bug:
>>>
>>> In the example below, the first integral gets ‘limits' in the displayed formula, as though ‘nolimits’ has not been defined. It works if one puts a character before the first integral sign. So it seems that the \startformula command misses the ∫ definition on the first non-space character.
>>
>> I haven't debugged this, but my guess is that the int symbol is read before \everymathematics is executed (because \startformula is looking ahead for the optional arguments in [...] and the only way to do so is read the next symbol and check if it is [).
>>
>> Use
>> \startformula\relax
>> ...
>> \stopformula
>
> Just about anything seems to work:
> I put in an empty group
> \startformula{}
> ...
> \stopformula

Be careful with empty group in math mode:

\startformula{}     -a \stopformula
\startformula\relax -a \stopformula