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I'm using the following code to generate a math-typed $W$ in a LaTeX document. The preamble is given for reference,


\mathbb{W} renders correctly when placed in its own equation environment,

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However as part of a larger equation or in an inline math environment \mathbb{W} renders as the greater than or equal sign,

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The code used for inline math is for example,

set $\mathbb{w}$ has

An equation that does not render is for example,

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Can you please show how you input the formula where \mathbb{W} shows wrongly? – egreg Jan 1 '13 at 17:29
I updated the question. I just noticed that the same $\mathbb{W}$ does render correctly in a later paragraph. – entropy Jan 1 '13 at 17:40
You can only use uppercase letters as arguments to \mathbb – egreg Jan 1 '13 at 17:43
OMW!! Cant believe I missed that! – entropy Jan 1 '13 at 17:44
up vote 7 down vote accepted

You have to use capital letters to correctly render mathbb:


does render what you want.

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