What font type is used in this site when using \$…\$? [duplicate]

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In order to replicate font in microsoft word, what font type is used in this site to make the symbols like $f$ $x$, what font type & size & Format to use in microsoft word 2013 to replicate this?

If it is MathJax_Math, then is there any equivalent or near equal?

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marked as duplicate by user296602, JMP, Shailesh, Joel Reyes Noche, user 1Jul 13 '16 at 7:18

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• Have you looked at the help center page on formatting? – user296602 Jul 13 '16 at 2:11
• It doesn't tell about the format (italic or not), font type or size that are used for the text in between $– Gin99 Jul 13 '16 at 2:30 • Pressing F12 and inspecting the$f\$ in your post shows it's font-family: MathJax_Math-italic; I don't think MS Word is going to have that. – user147263 Jul 13 '16 at 2:40
• I think the main part of the OP (regarding Word) is not a duplicate so I've added an answer. – Peter Krautzberger Jul 13 '16 at 7:23

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As comments have already mentioned, on SE sites you will either see MathJax's default MathJax_Math font or the STIX fonts (if you have a local copy of the regular "STIX-general" fonts; e.g., OSX ships with those).

For typesetting math in Microsoft Word, it's best to use Word's native facilities (rather than external editors) since Word's implementation actually follows Appendix G of the TeXbook (like MathJax btw). For this to work, its best to use fonts with OpenType MATH Tables; unfortunately, there are very few of those around but in this case there are obvious options:

• The Latin Modern fonts work with Word and are quite similar to MathJax_Math since both are derived from Knuth's Computer Modern.
• The STIX fonts also have a Word-compatible release, STIX word.
• Wait, what -- are you saying that Word contains a TeX-compatible math engine these days? – Henning Makholm Jul 14 '16 at 18:06
• I'm not sure what you mean with compatible. Word follows the layout principles developed by Knuth in the TeXbook. It does not reimplement TeX. For background and links see e.g. lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-math/2016Apr/0016.html. Still, Word's "linear input" is also quite nice, especially for TeX or asciimath users. – Peter Krautzberger Jul 14 '16 at 18:42