I am on Windows XP running Chrome and IE 7. Both of them render this type of $\LaTeX$. Is there anything that I can do to fix it?

Chrome version : Version 22.0.1229.79 m

XP Professional; Version 2002; Service Pack 3

IE 7 Version 7.0.5730.13

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The problem is that equations in-line do not show, but paragraph equations show just fine.

  • $\begingroup$ Works fine for me on XP with IE8 and Chrome 5. $\endgroup$ Oct 5, 2012 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Bill I don't think it is a problem that everyone faces. I think it is only certain people (i.e. myself). $\endgroup$
    – picakhu
    Oct 5, 2012 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ What version of Chrome and XP are you running? Does the problem persist after reloading the page? After clearing the browser cache? Does the problem with in-line equations occur only after a displaystyle ("paragraph") equation? (e.g. look at post with no displaystyle equations) $\endgroup$ Oct 5, 2012 at 13:55
  • $\begingroup$ @pica just to clarify: is this on all questions or just this one. $\endgroup$ Oct 5, 2012 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Bill what it is worth, in the image there are some inline math in the title of the post which appears "before" the body text in the HTML source. $\endgroup$ Oct 5, 2012 at 14:51
  • $\begingroup$ @willie, it is on all questions, though there is a difference sometimes. $\endgroup$
    – picakhu
    Oct 5, 2012 at 15:02
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, your second image shows something interesting! The parts that are displayed are not in a displayed math (double $ enclosed) environment. They are actually inline! The difference is that there is a \begin ... \end environment pair for the matrix. So the difference may be more subtle than just inline versus displayed mathematics. $\endgroup$ Oct 5, 2012 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have any extensions installed in Chrome. In particular, any that might be loading their own copy of MathJax? It looks like the configuration doesn't include dollar signs as in-line math delimiters. That is the default for MathJax (math.SE enables them explicitly), so it looks like something may be changing the configuration for you. @WillieWong, MathJax looks for \begin...\end and turns them into display math, so if the in-line delimiters don't include dollars, MathJax will find those tags within them and make them displays. $\endgroup$ Oct 6, 2012 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ Can you try typing javascript:alert(MathJax.Extension.tex2jax.config.inlineMath) in the URL typein at the top of the browser and let us know what it reports. If it doesn't include dollar signs, then that is the problem. $\endgroup$ Oct 6, 2012 at 11:33
  • $\begingroup$ nothing happens on Chrome: It redirects to google.com/… $\endgroup$
    – picakhu
    Oct 8, 2012 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ Make sure you do it from the page where you are seeing the error, and make sure the javascript: gets pasted in. I just tried it and it seems that Chrome removes the javascript: (probably for security reasons), so you may have to type that yourself. $\endgroup$ Oct 8, 2012 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Davide, you are correct, it does not show dollar signs. $\endgroup$
    – picakhu
    Oct 8, 2012 at 19:37
  • $\begingroup$ So do you have any extensions installed that might be affecting the MathJax configuration? The dollar sign configuration is included explicitly in the page, so I don't see how that could not be getting to MathJax unless you had something else overriding it. $\endgroup$ Oct 8, 2012 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Davide, No, nothing is installed. This behavior is observed on both Chrome and IE $\endgroup$
    – picakhu
    Oct 8, 2012 at 21:52
  • $\begingroup$ I am not able to reproduce the problem. Both IE7 and Chrome 22 work fine for me in Windows XP. So I'm thinking there must be something unusual about your setup. Let's take this off line for now until we figure it out; please contact me via email: dpvc at union dot edu. $\endgroup$ Oct 9, 2012 at 13:03

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I do not know if this is the best solution.. but I "force fixed" it on chrome with math anywhere


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