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Should we report $\LaTeX$/MathJax issues in meta?

Should we report $\LaTeX$/MathJax issues in meta?? If so here is something I recently found: The following code (edit to see it) effects the line break behaviour: ...
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Bizarre ways of using TeX

These last few days we've suddenly seen huge numbers of instances of things like this: Where it was be appropriate to write $f(x) = a_n x^n + \cdots + a_0$, people instead write f(x) = a$_n$x$^n$ +...+...
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How can I add an equation formula to my question/answer/comment?

Is there an embeded tool for that in this site? Unless I missed a very obvious link, there is no much information on how to do that. Any help is appreciated.
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Copying from Maple to Mathjax

If I have an expression in a Maple document that I can copy as MathML is it possible to paste this into Mathjax to display on StackExchange? Thanks.
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LaTeX in tag wikis

LaTeX renders fine when you go to the tag-info page, for example, abelian-groups. However, when you try to add the abelian-groups tag to your post it doesn't render in the pop-up. This is messy. Is ...
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How can I center a line of text?

How can I put the following on it's own, centered line: $\bar{f}(a) = f(a)$ for all $a \in A$ because right now it's left aligned?
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Viewing LaTeX in a comment before posting

When I type up my answers in a text box similar to this, I am able to see what my answer will look like in a dotted rectangle right below this box, including all boldings, italics, and most especially ...
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evaluation of nested { { } } incorrect/ (matrix/array in block of textstyle) seems to be buggy

I tried to nest textattributes and matrices and this seems to be a bug. An array, assumed to be in mathfrac is in the curly brackets: In principle: ...
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\left and \right vs. \bigl and \bigr

Here is e^{-\lvert\frac{x-\mu}{\sigma}\rvert}: $e^{-\lvert\frac{x-\mu}{\sigma}\rvert}$ The bars on the absolute value are too small, so I decided to make them ...
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Illegible subscripts, superscripts and exponents

Far too often I find my self wasting precious time tweaking the rendering of subscripts, superscripts and exponents, because the default MathJax rendering is illegible with the default fonts. Can this ...
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intermittent [Math Processing Error] in and around comment

I started getting [Math Processing Error] in the comments under this answer after WimC posted the comment that begins with "@joriki: Err, actually I started with the pdf". The errors occur roughly ...
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\newcommand{\ord}{\operatorname{ord}}

$\newcommand{\ord}{\operatorname{ord}}$ I keep seeing things like this: $$ ord_a p $$ etc. I just went through a posting and changed a lot of instances of "ord" to "\ord" after prefacing it with ...
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Process LaTeX math in dynamically loaded answers [duplicate]

When a new answer was posted while I'm writing my own answer, I see a nice notification box, where I can click on a link to load new answers. I just saw a case where the LaTeX code in these new ...
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Commands \mapsto and \longmapsto from Right to Left

Concerning this answer: How do I make \mapsto and \longmapsto point from right to left?
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A small bug: period on the next line after MathJaX

André Nicolas wrote an answer to this question, in which he mentions "the line through $A$ and $B$." It appears in my browser window as: the line through $A$ and $B$. with the period on the next ...
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Minor nag with MathJax freezing computer

So, if I turn on my computer and open Firefox and go to Math Stackexchange's website, my Firefox freezes for 10 seconds. In fact, today, I clicked on the link to Math Stackexchange, and immediately ...
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TeX overlaps text, after display updates due to edits or a click on “$n$ new answers appeared” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A small problem with tex rendering after an edit The problem in the title is cured by a page reload. I encountered it several times while editing answers, and also in a "1 ...
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math subtly shifted above baseline

I've recently started to notice a subtle rendering bug that I'm pretty sure didn't use to occur. It manifests rather eratically (Mac OS 10.6.8, Firefox 16.0.1); in fact I just realized that the ...
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problems with TeX rendering today

What's wrong with the software today? When I'm typing or editing an answer, the $\TeX$ doesn't get rendered and all sorts of strange messages are splattered across the screen. After I've saved the ...
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A small problem with tex rendering after an edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editing appears to affect maths-display Sometimes I get some tex rendering (small) problem after I edit my questions. I am adding a screenshot from my latest question where I ...
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How can I display LaTex with iPad in Chat?

This is the solution in Desktop here but I want to do it in iPad. How can I display LaTex in iPad's chat?
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Is there a way to get higher-root symbols to render correctly when rooting a fraction?

Given a root symbol that becomes tall: $$\sqrt[N]{\dfrac{\lambda}{3^e}}$$ The N is now rendered disproportionately small. Does a fix exist? Is this a bug? ...
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Strange rendering of LaTeX

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; ...
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iOS6 MathJax bug?

I regularly use MSE on a mobile device, as that is when I have the time spare to visit. Since upgrading to iOS 6, instead of MathJax displaying correctly, I get a "Math Processing Error" in the place ...
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how can I see a math symbol before submit a question

I would like to know how to see a mathsymbol before I submit a post. I would like to see the format before submit, because I want to send good posts to mathoverflow. thanks a lot
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how I use math symbols here [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference I would like to know how to use math symbols here, I downloaded mathjava, maybe I don't know the syntax of mathjava. For example: \...
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Mathjax 2.1 beta

The next build will enable Mathjax 2.1 officially. Thanks for your help and feedback! We will be deploying the latest Mathjax 2.1 beta soon. As with any beta release please post an answer to this ...
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Feature request: display LaTeX on mouseover.

I think it would be great to see the LaTeX source for any equations that are displayed without having to right-click --> show math as... etc. Is this possible?
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LaTeX not rendering with exact duplicate in review

I have come across the following. When reviewing an "Exact duplicate" under the "close votes" the LaTeX doesn't seem to render at all when clicking the supposed duplicate. Is this a bug or is it just ...
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context menu should allow easy copying of $\TeX$ commands

In more than $99\%$ of all cases in which I use the context menu option "Show Math As", I select "TeX Commands" and then press the keyboard shortcuts for "Select All", "Copy" and "Close". This takes ...
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No Latex Rendering at all

I can't get any of the tex on any question anywhere to render at all. I'm on windows7 and I've tried FireFox 15, IE9, Chrome, etc. all appear the same: just the original markup is displayed. I've ...
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Search queries involving symbols and/or $\TeX{}$

Currently some (most?) fairly crucial symbols such as = and ^ are truncated in search queries, making it pretty tough to find ...
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What is the relation between Latex and MathJax?

What is the relation between Latex and MathJax ? I find this reference very useful for writing questions on mathematics site and I also came across this site for Latex symbols which seems very similar ...
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Editing appears to affect maths-display

I've only noticed this since I hit 2000 rep and gained the editing privilege, but I'm not sure the two are necessarily related. It seems that after I edit a post containing equations, the equations ...
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Too long LaTex formulae not shown in comments?

If you try to show this formula in comments, it fails. $$M:\left[\begin{array}{cc}x&y\end{array}\right]\mapsto\left[\begin{array}{ccc}x&y&1\end{array}\right]M=\left[\begin{array}{ccc}u&...
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Latex editor suggestion

It takes me lot of time to type problems and answers directly. It would be of great help if anyone can suggest me any good latex editor so as to type answer and problems faster. Thanks in advance!!
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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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\varnothing does not work

I created a question with \varnothing to denote empty set. In the preview it played nice, but on the question page \varnothing was replaced with \emptyset for some mysterious reason. Why \varnothing ...
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rendering of radicals

$$ \frac{\sqrt{3(m-n)^2 n^2}}{2} $$ This expression is getting correctly rendered here on meta. I copied and pasted it from math.stackexchange.com. There, the horizontal line did not extend far ...
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Adding LaTeX in an edit and getting [Math Processor] errors

I have been editing an answer to Recurrence substitution method in order to add LaTeX. However, I started getting [Math Processing Error] in the preview. I tried loading it in Firefox as well. I don't ...
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Font not rendering properly

I posted an answer here on the main site concerning the cone over $S^1$. Now the notation I use for this is $CS^1$. On my answer, it looks as if the "$S^1$" next to the big $C$ has been raised up, is ...
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MathJax: better way to prepare a Math.StackExchange question?

So right now, to write up a question for Math.StackExchange, I use Firefox to come here, say I'm going to ask a question, and start typing in the box (like I am now). The only way I have to test ...
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Why is (MathJaX help) not there, when you need it?

I was asking a maths question and I don't know how to write the integral. So I'm starting to look for the MathJaX from Faq page but not there, I go to main page not there, I go to about page not there....
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\frac{}{} tex command is not rendered properly .Please help

Recently I have faced a problem in which the \frac{}{} tex command is not rendered properly by my chrome browser. The line between the denominator and numerator ...
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Chrome fails to render the `\vec` template [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The \vec command appears broken in Windows XP The \vec command seems to fail to render. Here's a pic. The version is 20.0.1132.57 m
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MathJax bug: spurious thick hlines in array on IE

This answer encounters a bug rendering arrays on IE, viz. compare two thick hlines in the first pic (on IE 8) vs. the correct rendering in the second pic (on Opera 12). Is there a workaround? Also ...
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Suggestion for changing LaTeX preview/compile frequency.

It appears that the preview box for making a new post updates on every key press. For small posts this is very useful and makes the whole process very user friendly as it permits immediate feedback on ...
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\not \vert not rendering on Firefox 13.0.1

I think that this is directly related to this other question on Firefox rendering. I have recently upgraded to Firefox 13.0.1 (on Windows) and \not \vert is not ...
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Problem with unpaired [] in math mode in comments [duplicate]

The following text is typeset correctly in a post, but it seems to be broken when posted in a comment. (Markdown somehow interprets left [ as beginning of a hyperlink). ...
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What about overview of basic LaTeX commands here in meta?

I have feeling that something like this has been asked before, but I cannot find such post, so my memory might be fooling me. Do you think that giving here examples of usage of the most frequently ...