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What to do about unrendered LATEX in newsletters?

As MathJax requires JavaScript to render, it can't be rendered inside an email as emails don't allow the execution of arbitrary JavaScript. This is a problem for readers of the MathExchange newsletter ...
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Why wasn't this question removed automatically from the HNQ list?

From previous discussions, I've come to understand that questions with MathJax in the title cannot become hot network questions, and that editing a title to include MathJax should boot the question ...
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Is possible to use a spoiler for a list in a question of a proof?

I would like to use a spoiler in this post of the the proof of the point $1$-$3$ but unfortunately I was not able: so is it possible use a spoiler?
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How to rotate text by 180° and or mirror it in Math.SE?

I'd like to rotate and mirror text left-right in Math.SE, as plain text or inside formulae. What I tried is from a TeX post or this one like: ...
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Is there an application where you can visually input LaTeX and have it translate to a code that works in Stack Exchange?

I do not know if this question is appropriate to the Mathematics Meta. This question may be closed if it isn't. But I would like to ask if there is an application people can refer me to that can ...
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How to put a math formula into a comment to a question on StackExchange

Is there a way to write math formulae in a comment to a question on StackExchange (Mathematics Meta). I'm sure this must have been asked before but my search didn't come up with anything (a reference ...
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Custom TeX command doesn't render in search results

In my answer to Collecting Stickers! Evaluate occurrence of duplicates? I defined a custom TeX command \stir, which is rendered correctly on the page itself. When ...
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Broken MathJax formatting on activity page

Here is a screenshot from my activity page: running Google Chrome Version 99.0.4844.51 (Official Build) (64-bit) However the browser or the version doesn't seem to matter, tested same thing on ...
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Mathjax not working on Chrome 99.0.4844.51 (64 bit) Windows 7

This problem has started ever since I joined MSE (it never loaded on my computer!) Only recently I tried to troubleshoot the problem as I started using MSE more. I have tried everything mentioned in ...
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Why is text being hidden behind "Featured on Meta" window?

In Finding the Distance Between Contours (Calculus 3 Question), what is causing the posting text to be partially hidden behind the Featured on Meta window?
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How to have multi-line pasted text show as multiple lines of text in mathjax.

The only way I know how to have multiline text "show" as multiline text is to add 4-5 leading spaces to each line of pasted text. line 1 line 2 This is ...
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How to write # in mathjax? [duplicate]

I am basically trying to write the above formula in mathjax but the # is causing errors in the code. How could I incoporate # as a symbol without errors?
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How to write an encircled bullet?

How can I write in MathJax a circle with a bullet inside it? I know \odot, but this is a circle with a dot inside it; I want most of the circle be filled by the dark circle inside and only a thin ...
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How to left align a series of equations in MSE [duplicate]

When I use Latex, I use the command "flalign" to left align a long series of equations extending over multiple lines. However, this doesn't work when I write something in MSE. How can I left ...
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Some mathjax in an old post is broken due to curly brackets expressions

I found that in this old post Colimit of topological groups (again) some mathjax is broken due to wierd brackets notation. $\left\\{...\right\\}$\left\\{...\right\\}...
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Multiline MathJax on title

With the recent update, MathJax on some titles on the homepage span several lines like this: or this: This makes things a bit tricky to read. Does this happen to anyone else?
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MathJax overlaps the text

Here's what my All actions | Comments page looks like on Windows 10 with Firefox (default 100% magnification in Firefox and a custom scale factor in Windows settings): $\sum_{k \geq 0}$ in the first ...
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How do I view latex source code in answers or questions as rendered form or images?

Is it normal to see only the latex source code in questions and answers where they are typed? My perspective: Is there any way to render this into images or some form of intelligible format that I ...
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MathJax parentheses that span multiple lines

In math.stackexchange.com, how do I get parentheses to span multiple lines? For example, in $$ x \neq y := x \neq x_{j+1}\\ \text{and}\\ \Big(y \not \in \textsf{FV}(A) := x_j \not \in \textsf{FV}(A)\\ ...
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Display of MathJax in titles of questions and answers on user profile lists is broken

Starting from a user's profile page, if you list all of their questions or all of their answers, posts whose titles contain complex MathJax formulae are not displayed properly. There are some extreme ...
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Side by side editor that supports LaTex or Mathjax or similar **and** Markdown?

Writing and editing long entries in stackexchange can be cumbersome. I recently found stackedit.io which is great way to write and edit the longer entries. It has: side by side editor/preview ...
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How do I write ultimate equality in mathjax?

The above symbol is referred to as ultimate equality in Tristan Needham's Visual Differential Geometry. How do I write it in latex?
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How can I use q.uiver.app output in math.se?

I made this annotated expression using q.uiver.app and would like to know how I can embed it in a math.se post. q.uiver.app gives me the following LaTeX and also mentions I should include ...
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Mathjax rendering incorrectly in edit preview.

Update: I later found that anything I edited on Main didn't render properly in Preview. On a whim, I de-activated the LocalCDN plugin I installed after seeing a-super-easy-way-to-speedup-mathjax-...
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Special commands for absolute value and norm

Normally in LaTeX I find it very annoying to read and edit paired delimiters such as \lvert x \rvert, so I would ...
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User keeps posting questions with posted images, instead of writing the question themself.

It seems that a certain user is in the habit of posting questions (often homework) by cutting and pasting images instead of taking the time to write it out explicitly in MathJax. With more than three ...
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A super easy way to speedup MathJax loading with LocalCDN add-on

I found a very neat way to speed up MathJax execution times. Typically whenever I start my browser I have to load up all of these MathJax resources from the Cloudflare CDN when I first visit math....
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Is there a way to enlarge the expressions in a piecewise function?

$$\text{No. palindromes} = \begin{cases} {n \div 2 \choose (n-k) \div 2, k \div 2}, & n = 2x, k = 2y \\[2ex] {\lfloor n \div 2 \rfloor\choose (n-1 -k) \div 2, k \div 2}, & n = 2x +1, k = 2y \\[...
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Trouble with the piecewise function - misplaced '&'

I can't understand how I did the piecewise function wrong, I think I've done it exactly like that before. How is the ampersand misplaced?
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Is there a chart corresponding every [Math.SE] LaTeX code to its Unicode character counterpart?

For example, between dollar-signs “\in” displays "$\in$" which is the inline representation of the ‘element-of’ symbol '∈' (which displays equivalently entered instead of its LaTex ASCII ...
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Why image cannot be used for explaining my maths problem?

I joined few days ago and have recently asked many questions. In most of these questions, I use image to make everyone understand it better. I prefer to use both MathJax as well as Image. But most of ...
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Some titles containing MathJax are shown incorrectly in review queues

I have noticed, several times already, that some titles containing MathJax are rendered incorrectly in review queues, i.e. across multiple rows. I can't remember for sure, but I expect this to also ...
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Quote markdown can interfere MathJax, is it a bug or a feature?

I found that quote markdown sometimes interferes MathJax. > This is an example that shows how quote markdown can interfere MathJax. $ E > =mc^2$. produces ...
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Adding MathJax to the title of posts being edited - bad habit?

Recently, I've found out that questions with $ \TeX $ markup in their title are excluded from the Hot Network Questions. This made me think about my editing habits. One of my favorite topics is ...
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How to write left superscripts

I can find nothing in the Mathjax tutorial about left superscripts, which are used for the set of functions with a given domain and codomain.
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Compiling asymptote code for a figure in Math Stack Exchange

I wanted to ask a question in Mathematics Stack Exchange. In the question, I wanted to add a geometric figure. I have the asymptote code of the figure. I know I can compile the code in other sites and ...
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Mathjax regarding question - how to type "n-1" in subscript/superscript [duplicate]

How can I write a power (n-1) subscript (n-1) This is what is happening when I try $$(a_(n-1))^(n-1)$$ $$(a_(n-1))^(n-1)$$
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How to type this diagram on math.stackexchange? [duplicate]

Is there a way to type this diagram on math.stackexchange? from https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/Lifting_diagram.png For example, I know there is a way to type CD commutative ...
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Does the appearance of a unary minus sign where a hyphen belongs result from software packages?

It seems many posters to math.stackexchange.com use software packages that write MathJax code for them (I don't know where they find those things). And one thing I keep seeing is people writing things ...
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Commenting about usage of MathJax while reviewing answers and questions

While posting questions or answers for the first time many beginner users do not use MathJax. Of course, others can edit the questions or answers to improve the MathJax but I feel that it is better to ...
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Is it possible to put Mathjax symbols in bold? [duplicate]

In Michael Spivak's Calculus, he manages to typeset the mathematical symbols so that they appear in bold: Is there a way of emulating this in Mathjax? Simply enclosing text in bold doesn't work: The ...
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Requesting New Feature: "View Mark-up" button

Beneath every answer on stack exchange, there are various hyperlinks, such as: Share Edit Follow Flag Occasionally, I want to copy a snippet mark-up language from an answer without editing that ...
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Making the tour mandatory before asking questions?

I have had a SE account for some time now so forgive me if this policy is already in place. I am curious if the tour is mandatory prior to asking questions? If not, has this ever been considered? Is ...
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Where can we find full documentation of Mathjax? [closed]

When you google "Mathjax Documentation", you find documentation of configuring mathjax in browsers/servers not actual commands or reference to how to use it. Here is the documentation of ...
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How To Hide An Array on MathSE

I constructed a (long) self-answer, that I subsequently discarded, since I found that the question + answer was a duplicate. I intended to have the answer hidden. I had trouble converting the ...
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How to do right alignment with MathJax?

I want something like 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 … 1 How to do it with MathJax?
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Partial MathJaX editing

There was a (now-closed) question which was horribly formatted by the OP. I put in some initial formatting to show him what to do in order to make it more readable, but did not finish everything since ...
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I am failing to make the answer look good. What can I do?

My answer to this question Minimizing $a_1x_1^2 + a_2x_2^2$ for positive $a_i$, where $a_1x_1+a_2x_2=B$ looks very bad on the phone. The syntaxes look fine when I switch to the desktop version of the ...
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Can we enable MathJax support for MSE chats?

It would be great if the MathJax typed by users in the chat windows loads as proper MathJax should (as in the case of posts, for example). It is not convenient to read MathJax code directly and figure ...
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Need some help not in a math problem but in something else.....

Hope this problem might get resolved before someone closes this. The problem is that I don't know how to type using Mathjax so what should I do in this situation? The things which I think I can do ...
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