Two questions are cross posted to Maths and Stats:

The MathJax rendering look visibly different to me:

Mathematics Version


Cross Validated Version

Notice in particular the really ugly square root sign on Maths.


  1. Am I the only one seeing this?
  2. Any ideas how to fix this?

FWIW: I know that this is definitely browser dependent. The screenshots below are taken with IceWeasel 10 on Debian. Using Epithany I see a different defect on the square root symbol, which occurs for both the Maths and the CrossValidated versions (in other words, both appear broken the same way).

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    $\begingroup$ here's the nodirected link: math.stackexchange.com/questions/304205/… and it looks good for me. Firefox 18.0.2 WindowsXP $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Feb 15, 2013 at 8:53
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    $\begingroup$ Your font is horrid. Change it. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Feb 15, 2013 at 11:16
  • $\begingroup$ Could you provide your browser version and OS? These are very likely bugs on the MathJax side (especially Chrome suffers from this type of problem). you could report those at the MathJax issue tracker $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2013 at 0:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Peter: He wrote those details in the last paragraph. IceWeasel 10 on Debian. Or do you mean a complete detailed version of the OS (uname -a sort of output)? [Also, fancy seeing you here!] $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Feb 16, 2013 at 1:02
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks Asaf. I was confused by the "screenshots below". $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2013 at 3:58
  • $\begingroup$ @AsafKaragila I suffered from the same problem on Debian, iceweasel. $\endgroup$
    – Yai0Phah
    Aug 13, 2013 at 1:52

1 Answer 1


MathJax seems to have a problem rendering that particular radical at particular font sizes.

The default font size on CrossValidated seems to be larger than on Mathematics. Using Firefox 16.0.1 on MacOS, when I increase the display size on Mathematics, it looks good, and when I decrease the display size on CrossValidated, it looks bad:

  • $\begingroup$ I tried enlarging, but the font on MSE looks... brittle. The font on CV looks much better, it looks full. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Feb 15, 2013 at 11:16

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