# [tex4ht] is this a bug in tex4ht? Bad mathchar (79119) using \sum with mathml

Nasser M. Abbasi nma at 12000.org
Thu Jan 9 13:07:39 CET 2014

There seems a problem using \sum with tex4ht. I was able to
reproduce it all the time with specific configuration. This
happened when I was trying different configurations to check
some things.

Here is MWE:

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\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
$\sum F_{x}=m\ddot{x}$
\end{document}
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Here is the command to produce the error

make4ht foo.tex "nma"

here is the error

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(/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/generic/tex4ht/html-mml.4ht)
(/usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/generic/tex4ht/html4-uni.4ht))
(./foo.aux))
_
l.6 $\sum F_ {x}=m\ddot{x}$
?
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Here is nma.cfg which is in the same folder as foo.tex

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\Preamble{xhtml,mathml,ext=htm,charset="utf-8",p-width,pic-align}
\begin{document}
\Configure{}{\PicMath}{\EndPicMath}{} \Configure{PicMath}{}{}{}{ class="math" align="absmiddle"} \EndPreamble ----------------------------------- If mathml is removed from the above, then no error. If mathml is now back to the .cfg, but removing the first \Configure line inside the \begin{document} then the error goes away as well. Only when mathml and the \Configure{}{\PicMath}{\EndPicMath}{} is
there, will this error show up.

Using texlive 2013, on linux.

Can someone please verify this and if you think this is a bug and if
I should enter a bug report then.

thanks,
--Nasser