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Questions tagged [mathjax]

For questions about MathJax, which is used to write mathematics on Stack Exchange sites.

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MathJax tutorial for linear programming missing in search results

Background An answer for typing linear-programming questions in mathjax has been added to MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference since one year. Problem I attempted to find it by search on this ...
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MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference

(Deutsch: MathJax: LaTeX Basic Tutorial und Referenz) To see how any formula was written in any question or answer, including this one, right-click on the expression it and choose "Show Math As > TeX ...
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I always get capital letters when writing- how can I turn it off $\delta$ becomes $\Delta$ for ex.? [on hold]

I have a german Keyboard but as you already can see from the word Keyboard the k gets automatically autocorrected to K. Thats because in german the nouns are always wirtten with a capital letter in ...
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Plenty of [Math Processing Error]s before and after selecting duplicate in review queues

Since this is already more than six months this has been reported inside the Mathematics new site theme is live topic, and yet still not fixed, I've decided to put this one separately. This happens ...
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Redundant overlapping expressions in review queues when closing as duplicates

Since this is already more than six months this has been reported inside the Mathematics new site theme is live topic, and yet still not fixed, I've decided to put this one separately. If you go to ...
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MathJax for integer summation proof

I have this \begin{array}{r} sum &= 1 + 2 + \ldots + (n - 1) + n \\[1ex] + \; sum &= n + (n-1) + \ldots + 2 + 1 \\ \hline 2\,sum &= (n +1) + (n+1) + \ldots + (n+1) + (n+1) \end{...
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Is Mathjax accessible for people using screen readers?

I tried writing a formula on Why are some equations and formulas written in a way that suggests the smaller number divides the bigger number, instead of the other way around?, but I cannot find the ...
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MathJax rendering issue while looking at someone's profile

I have encountered the following issue looking at my profile, see it in the photo. This also happens if I change the browser or log off from my account or even if I check from my phone, and it also ...
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Problem with mathjax rendering in profiles [duplicate]

There is a weird Mathjax alignment in question titles of user profiles. I am using chrome on apple. Here are two screen shots examples from different user profiles.
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Problems with Latex rendering

The Latex-text will not be represented as formulas. The Latex-text will not be rendered. Why? My text begins with 2 Dollar signs and ends with 2 Dollarsigns.
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How to search for a formula/expression

Suppose I want to search for instances where an expression similar to $x_n^2-x_{n-1}x_{n+1}$ shows up. How would I do that? I suppose the question goes beyond searching MSE. Are there search engines ...
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Odd inline mode MathJax rendering problem in the MathJax basic tutorial

I'm seeing something odd with the inline MathJax rendering on the MathJax basic tutorial. There are 15 items in a numbered list in the tutorial. For items 1 to 5 (and also the first part of item 6) ...
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The scope of \newcommand is the entire page

LaTeX on this site supports \newcommand and \renewcommand. This is very nice, but I noticed that the scope of these definitions ...
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A possible bug regarding MathJax, previews, and the arctangent/tangent functions?

For context, I was making a tweak to GReyes' answer on this question, just cleaning up some formatting with the trigonometric functions. Specifically, I was turning ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Basically the same as Formatting Sandbox in Meta Stack Exchange, but since this and Statistical Analysis are the only two sites (I know) supporting $\TeX$ formatting, I believe we also need one here ...
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Feature Request: Support Latex Tables on math.stackexchange?

Math.stackexchange already supports quite a bit of $\LaTeX$ mark-up using mathjax. What do you think about supporting the $\LaTeX$ tables? In Stack overflow mark-...
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Inserting braces in a brace [closed]

I don’t know how can I ensert the right braces using latex... Any help is appreciated...
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Title of linked question messed up when it includes MathJax

I've just flagged a question as duplicate ( it was already deleted) and the link to the original one appears broken - not the link itself but the title: If this helps, the source of the title of the ...
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MathJax issue while using SE from phone

I had the following issue for a while, but I thought it's only a problem that I encounter, so I mostly ignored it, however today I installed this app yet the problem still persists so I thought it ...
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How to type Sigma and other symbols in MathJax [duplicate]

Can someone please illustrate how to use the sigma symbol using mathjax and other such symbols please help? By the way the moderators of this site are extremely helpful so thank you.
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MathJax extending outside the question if a line is too long. Is there no better way?

Above is an image of what I'm seeing in the following question: trying to understand this proof of sylows theorem that say the number of p-sylow subgroups is 1+kp Is this overlay of the MathJax ...
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Feature request: user script or option to turn off instant MathJax rendering

In view of the nearly unbearable slowdowns I experience while composing answers (both in Safari 5 and Firefox 5 on OS X 10.6.7) since June 21/22 I would most welcome a possibility ...
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Tableau as an answer

I was not sure whether to ask this question here or the main Math SE. Regardless, please do move it as you see fit. I wanted to answer a question; however, I could not because I don't know how to ...
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LaTeX/MathJax does not render in some question thumbnail

Sometimes I have question thumbnail that does not render LaTeX: I have compared my code with other posts, I do not found differences that can explain this behavior. What can cause LaTeX or MathJax ...
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Copy my original MathJax from my comment into paste buffer? [duplicate]

How can I copy one of my comments which is MathJax format and paste it in the solution since nobody answered my question? I have developed the answer in a comment.
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\mathit only works with preview mode?

Earlier I added an example to MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference, but it seems that \mathit only works in preview. Is there any suitable alternative? ...
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MathJax rendering in preview but not in actual post?

So I just passed the 2,000 rep threshold this morning and, eager to try out my newfound powers of automatic editing, I went ahead and looked for the first post I could find that could use some ...
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How can I draw a tree like this?

I want to draw the following tree in a question. But, I don't want to upload a picture. Can anyone tell me how to do it using MathJax?
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Slow scrolling because of MathJax

I was scrolling through the answers of this question of mine and the cursor hanged frequently. It even took time to load the content. Even while typing comments, my laptop hanged and the speed was ...
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Can we have the suggested questions' titles parsed by default?

The suggested questions' titles here are not parsed: I find this a bit odd, because they are indeed parsed in other scenarios, like this: Why aren't the titles parsed when suggesting questions? I ...
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MathJax broken by font clash in Related Questions and Hot Meta questions under new responsive design

We used to ren­der the Re­lat­ed Ques­tions and the Hot Me­ta Ques­tion lists in Geor­gia so that they looked right when com­bined with Math­Jax. Now we don’t, and it looks... sub­op­ti­mal (i.e., ...
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MathJax not always rendering tag-question summaries due to early $truncati [duplicate]

Sometimes the question summaries don’t get all their MathJax rendered. For example, from the summation tag questions you see this: It looks to me like this bug is caused by the truncation of the ...
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Feature request: LaTeX preview in *comments*

I would like to request that a preview be generated when writing comments, the same way that one is generated when writing a question. This is particularly relevant in math forums where LaTeX ...
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Can I put formula numbers in a question or an answer?

Suppose I'm writing a question like blah blah blah $$a=0$$ blah blah blah I want to put (1) at the very right of the line that has $a=0$. Can I do that?
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Where to report MathJax bugs?

TL;DR: What is a suitable place where to report MathJax bugs? I mean the bugs which seem to be issues with MathJax in general - not specific to this site or Stack Exchange network. Often some ...
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How does MSE do live previews of MathJax?

How does MSE do live previews of MathJax? I need this for my own site. I am not a JavaScript developer but I can copy / paste some code into the right place. I'm using Bubble to create a learning ...
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Using \$ \$ when typing matrices

I have this matrix: $ \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{pmatrix} $ and I want to show a new user how to type this, by adding \$ \$: \$ \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ c & d \end{pmatrix} ...
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Provide \degree symbol in MathJax

A while ago I posted an answer to the MathJax tutorial meta question about the right way to write a degree symbol. The latest edit (with which I'm not really happy) discusses, among other things, the ...
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How does one add missing latex commands or see all available commands in math exchange site?

I wanted to write the \underbar in the [mathexchange site][1], but it wasn't possible when using \underbar{}. Is it possible to ...
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Bug in math.stackexchange MathJax editor

When answering a question the editor sometimes pops up an image which covers the line one is trying to edit as seen in the image below. Has anyone else encountered this problem? My usual fix is to ...
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Can I use Mathematics Stack Exchange's MathJax for uses different than those intended?

I am participating in the IYMC and need to type some answers. As a member of this site for $9$ months, I find myself much more comfortable typing in MathJax than in Microsoft Word. So I hope that I ...
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Edit summaries/revision history cannot handle MathJax properly

Sometimes if somebody edits the MathJax part of a question or answer MathJax breaks down in the revision history, creating italics and messing up formatting so that its really hard to see what changed....
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Why we can't see suggested edits rendered in latex before approving? [duplicate]

I've noticed that when viewing suggested edits there is an option to show rendered output but it doesn't actually show what the edit will look like after latex has been compiled. I realize there is ...
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Is it a bug that over/under braces vary in size for same-size expressions?

In this question on the Puzzling Stack Exchange, I wrote this answer with some Mathjax, but it formatted a little weirdly. Here is what I wrote: Some unecessary information, blah blah blah The ...
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Possibility to access the code of people's comments

Very often I enter the edit mode of a post just to copy-paste some parts of it, often to get a sample of some MathJax complex syntax. It may happen every once in a while that you want to do that with ...
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How to perform a line break? [duplicate]

I entered text with line breaks in the body but it doesn't show in the question.
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Minimum suggested edit length

I just edited a question which was missing a couple of {} in its LaTeX markup. The effect was to make it hard to work out what was going on for people (such as, I ...
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Guidelines for good use of $\rm\LaTeX$ in question titles

Motivation: Every once in a while, I find myself making edits like this one, where OP (likely due to inexperience in asking questions) has used display math mode (...
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Lower-case blackboard bold displays inconsistently

Lower-case blackboard bold (\mathbb) letters display inconsistently for different users: for me, they display (incorrectly, I assume) as plain Latin font. See ...
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How do I do dot inside a letter?

A First Course in Complex Analysis by Matthias Beck, Gerald Marchesi, Dennis Pixton, and Lucas Sabalka Ch9.1 Circle: $C[z_0,R] = |z-z_0| = R$ Disc: ...