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VisualEditor: Math editor is called LaTeX, but that is not accurate and possibly confusing
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The editor has the title and tooltip "LaTeX". This is not entirely correct. It's just the math environment subset for LaTeX that we can handle and support.

The label also conflicts with the visual symbol, which clearly communicates the Math function using the sum symbol. Remember that many people might not even know what LaTeX even is, causing further confusion.

The problem here is that we want to explain to the user that we want him to enter the math using LaTeX, because otherwise he might not understand how to enter his formula. Perhaps that is why the LaTeX label was chosen.

We should find a better way. Perhaps using a label or placeholder. "Enter formula using AMS-LaTeX"

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 2:12 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz53251.

I'm minded to just call it "Formula". Thoughts?

Change 100112 had a related patch set uploaded by Jforrester:
Re-label the formula inspector to not be LaTeX

Change 100112 merged by jenkins-bot:
Re-label the formula inspector to not be LaTeX

I am still seeing label Latex instead of Formula

@Ryasmeen Fixed != deployed to production. That happens at a later time, usually somewhere within 2 weeks after getting fixed.

okay but I checked it on Betalabs.

This is now fixed in betalabs after we caused the English messages to get re-synched.