# ASCIIMath support, to help people with units

MathJax just added ASCIIMath support, and I think it'd be great to support it as an option, alongside regular $\LaTeX$-based MathJax.

In many posts (such as this one) people forget to or are too lazy to properly format units:

What we see: $5 kg$ ($5 kg$)

What we should see (pretty!): $5~\mathrm{kg}$ ($5~\mathrm{kg}$).

In ASCIIMath, you can use quotation marks ("") to delimit roman text, so the properly formatted variant becomes \5\ "kg".

• Is it also lighter? anyway in my defense, I didn't know how to format units :) – clabacchio Mar 21 '12 at 6:59
• :) I wasn't bashing you, I just couldn't find another example quickly enough. – Andres Riofrio Mar 22 '12 at 6:11
• But i'm not the poster, just one of those who make the mistake :) – clabacchio Mar 22 '12 at 6:56
• That's what I get for doing two things at the same time. – Andres Riofrio Mar 22 '12 at 18:57