The various Unicode characters for phi (Φ or φ or ϕ) display inconsistently between body and preview in Google Chrome.
In particular, φ
&phi and ϕ
ϕ display reversed. It's obviously difficult to tell which (if either) is incorrect!
On its own, this isn't too much of an issue. However, when used in conjunction with phi characters in a MathJax equation (\phi \varphi), the result can be very confusing.
See this answer where I originally noticed the difference. Depending on whether you are editing or viewing, the variables in the equation have their definitions swapped!
I understand this is a well-documented problem when displaying between platforms, but as another example, all three characters display inconsistently between the iOS App, iOS Safari and Google Chrome (all the other Greek characters appear to display much more consistently).
Screenshots from this post.
- Google Chrome: Version 68.0.3440.106 on Windows 10, version 1803
- Device: iPhone 5S (Global)
- iOS Version: Version 11.4.1 (Build 15G77)
- App Version: 126.96.36.199