DocBook 5.1: The Definitive Guide  (Version 1.5.3 for DocBook 5.1)


mathphrase — A mathematical phrase that can be represented with ordinary text and a small amount of markup.


mathphrase ::= [-]


A mathphrase is a simple, inline equation, one that can be represented using ordinary text, symbols, subscripts, and superscripts. A good example is: E=mc2.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in mathphrase: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example equation</title>

<equation xml:id="eq.fermatphrase">
  <title>Fermat's Last Theorem</title>
+ y<superscript>n</superscript>
≠ z<superscript>n</superscript>
∀ n ≠ 2</mathphrase>

xn + yn ≠ zn ∀ n ≠ 2
Equation 3. Fermat's Last Theorem