Can't do math in text in inline math

Steps to reproduce

  1. Paste $math \text{ text $math$ text } math$

Expected result

<div class="cm-line"><img class="cm-widgetBuffer" aria-hidden="true"><span class="math" contenteditable="false"><mjx-container class="MathJax" jax="CHTML" display="true" style="position: relative;"><mjx-math display="true" class="MJX-TEX" aria-hidden="true" style="margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px;"><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c1D45A TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c1D44E TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c1D461 TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c210E TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mrow><mjx-mtext class="mjx-n"><mjx-c class="mjx-cA0"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-c74"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-c65"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-c78"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-c74"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-cA0"></mjx-c></mjx-mtext><mjx-texatom texclass="ORD"><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c1D45A TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c1D44E TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c1D461 TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c210E TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi></mjx-texatom><mjx-mtext class="mjx-n"><mjx-c class="mjx-cA0"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-c74"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-c65"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-c78"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-c74"></mjx-c><mjx-c class="mjx-cA0"></mjx-c></mjx-mtext></mjx-mrow><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c1D45A TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c1D44E TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c1D461 TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi><mjx-mi class="mjx-i"><mjx-c class="mjx-c210E TEX-I"></mjx-c></mjx-mi></mjx-math><mjx-assistive-mml unselectable="on" display="block"><math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" display="block"><mi>m</mi><mi>a</mi><mi>t</mi><mi>h</mi><mrow><mtext>&nbsp;text&nbsp;</mtext><mrow data-mjx-texclass="ORD"><mi>m</mi><mi>a</mi><mi>t</mi><mi>h</mi></mrow><mtext>&nbsp;text&nbsp;</mtext></mrow><mi>m</mi><mi>a</mi><mi>t</mi><mi>h</mi></math></mjx-assistive-mml></mjx-container></span><img class="cm-widgetBuffer" aria-hidden="true"></div>

Actual result

$math text{ text math text } math$

only the innermost math is rendered as math
In math blocks this works fine

Environment

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Debug info:
    SYSTEM INFO:
    Obsidian version: v1.0.3
    Installer version: v0.15.9
    Operating system: Windows 10 Home Single Language 10.0.19044
    Login status: not logged in
    Insider build toggle: off
    Live preview: on
    Legacy editor: off
    Base theme: light
    Community theme: Obsidianite
    Snippets enabled: 2
    Restricted mode: off
    Plugins installed: 17
    Plugins enabled: 14
    1: Latex Environments v0.3.0
    2: Templater v1.15.3
    3: Excalidraw v1.7.27
    4: Dataview v0.5.47
    5: Advanced Tables v0.17.3
    6: Obsidian Functionplot v1.2.1
    7: Commander v0.3.0
    8: Shell commands v0.16.0
    9: Plotly v0.0.6
    10: Latex Suite v1.6.4
    11: Extended MathJax v0.3.0
    12: MathLinks v0.2.5
    13: Obsidian Math+ v0.4.2
    14: TikZJax v0.5.1

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Additional information

Also reproducible in sandbox without plugins
In reading mode displayed as error

P.S.
Expected result:

math text math text math

couldn't paste because "limit of 5" (even though I only had 2)

thanks. the truth is that we don’t support it and I am not sure when we will. I’ll leave this here in bug reports.

@vlad2305m You can use alternative delimiter \(...\) for inline math inside the \text{...} command:

$math \text{ text \(math\) text } math$

This will render correctly as:

Screenshot 2022-11-14 at 15.36.57

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