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preview ignores double dollar signs in Safari

I'm seeing the same behaviour described in Preview eats first and last $ so ignores displaystyle, an old bug report that's been marked status-completed for over a year. This started about a month or ...
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TeX usage in StackExchange

It seems nearly universal for relatively inexperienced posters to StackExchange to write things like \sum_{n} \int_{a}^{\infty} x^{2}\;dx instead of ...
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how much LaTeX is enough or too much [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we avoid mathjax, if it is not necessary? Given that each separate bit of LaTeX requires a bit of extra processing; and given that these sites get viewed from a variety ...
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Add MathJax support to chat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should chat have TeX support? Adding MathJax support to chat would be really helpful sometimes. Don't know what a performance impact that might mean though...
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Math does not render for tag excerpts in a couple places [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MathJax in tag excerpts Math does not render in a couple places related to tags. Go to the "Tags" page on the main site and search for "lattice-orders". One tag will be found,...
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Why double backslash is sometimes needed?

I noticed the problem in this post in the definition of $\mathbb N_\infty= \{0\} \cup \{\frac1n; n\in\mathbb N\}$. However, I was not able to reproduce the problem from the post (I do not know why ...
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Can we enable other LaTeX formatting commands? Not just math?

How can I enable other LaTeX functions to write formatted answers here in Math.SE? Tried, for example, to use an array \begin{array}{cc} \text{x[0]$\to $} & 1.000000000 \ \text{x[1]$\to $} &...
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LaTeX rendering broken on iPhone

This is related to a previous question, but that question is marked (status-completed), so something new must have happened. I was able to read MathJax on my iPhone a week ago, but now when I try to ...
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Problem with Chrome rendering some Latex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formula layout bug Chrome has been rendering some Latex badly on my computer lately. I've taken a screenshot of what it looks like, which I found on this question, (The ...
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Formatting in the Search Results page breaks when the query contains certain terms

I've noticed that when a search query contains terms that are usually typeset in $\LaTeX$, the formatting in the Search Results page becomes messed up. I'm assuming this issue occurs because the ...
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$\LaTeX$ compilation on Closing dialog

In voting a question to be closed it is absolutely imperative to be able and inspect the details of the proposed duplicate and the original question. At times it is very inconvenient to open a new ...
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Math is extra italic in Chrome with local STIX fonts

I noticed that, on the same computer, math formulas in Variant of the Lévy hierarchy on formulas are extra italic in Google Chrome 14.0.835.186 and correct in Firefox 6.0.2. I am using Mac OS X ...
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Why are not all characters in the mathbb{} library and similar, supported?

Today I tried to typeset an F with \mathbb{F}, which my lecturer used in an example in class. This is the result here: $\mathbb{...
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Math typesetting using \( \) instead of the dollars

I initially used \( \) instead of the dollars to enclose the math formulas. However, it doesn't seem to work on this website. So far I have only seen ...
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Latex is not properly displayed

My OS is Win7, and I've tried Firefox, IE9, and Chrome. None of them can display properly the Latex code. Yet, the code on mathoverflow is displayed properly. Please help!
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MathJax in tag excerpts [duplicate]

When writing a tag excerpt incorporating MathJax is fine for the tag page itself, however in the preview given when hovering/tagging a question the MathJax is not compiled making the TeX code as ...
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Should we avoid mathjax, if it is not necessary?

Of course, for complicated formulae TeX syntax is unavoidable. I have in mind some simpler situations such as 2.3=6, 2*3=6 or 2x3=6 vs. $2.3=6$, $2\cdot 3 = 6$ or $2\times 3=6$ for any choice of a ...
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Are picture environments not allowed in MathJax?

In a WordPress blog post of mine I used the following LaTeX code: ...
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Strange LaTeX fonts in OS/X Lion?

Since switching to OS/X Lion in two computers, math fonts on MSE look all wrong. Has anyone else noticed that? Am I mistaken in associating the change with the OS switch? Here's a quick formula: $\...
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Comments layout break if Math expression is too long

Checkout the comment section of the accepted answer in How to find the center of an ellipse?. Notice that the second comment has a maths expression which is too long and it is not wrapped, making it ...
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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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How to color a sentence?

[Question edited on 5/28/16] I have read this link. But I still don't understand how to color the text a sentence. Can one actually do that? Could anyone give an example for coloring the text? a ...
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Mathjax in Firefox 5

I am running the latest version of Mozilla firefox and there seems to be some problem: The math font appears dark. It's been happening for the past two days. Before it was working fine. Below is the ...
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Rekonq browser problem

I am using rekonq browser and there are certain TeX formatting problems which I see daily. I would like someone to help me out so that the TeX errors are rectified. One can see in this Image that \...
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Trapped in the code: spacing and punctuation next to dollar signs prevents ending paragraphs and environments

Here is a weird bug (or unexpected feature) in the MarkDown engines, probably tex related. ...
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MathJax requires escaping of certain markdown symbols between single dollar signs

The braces disappear in this TeX code (${a,b}$) given by ($\{a,b\}$). This occurs whenever the parenthesis are adjacent to the dollars. I'm not sure if it is a ...
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How to draw a commutative diagram?

Is it possible to draw a (simple) commutative diagram using MathJax? Amscd doesn't seem to work here on math.SE. M(N)WE: $$ \begin{CD} K(X) @>{ch}>> H(X;\mathbb Q);\\ @VVV @VVV \\ K(Y) @&...
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LaTeX does not render on a user page after navigating using page numbers or changing the sort criterion

The title describes the problem pretty well. I will use Sivaram's user page as an example, since his question and answer titles have a fair bit of LaTeX in them, but I am seeing this problem on all ...
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Starred multiline environments don't work

This is a "asking a question so I can answer it" question, hope no one minds. As you may know, LaTeX provides two versions of most of its equation-like environments: One which updates the equation-...
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Signature of comment on a new line

This is a report about a problem which occurred in the comments to Double Integrals. user6312's comment contained some latex code. I guess he forgot to type a single $ sign with the effect that ...
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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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Editors for composing posts before posting on to math.SE [duplicate]

I like to use an editor to compose my Q&A's in an editor which can enable me to see a preview. I like to do this due to some non-technical reasons such as to avoid the hurry to click the submit ...
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Tabular in MathJax?

Why isn't the tabular environment enabled in MathJax? Is there any work-around for making tables?
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reference for tex on site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: where is the latex reference please Hi, I having just started learning how to type in Tex and I have been discouraged from typing notational heavy mathematics. I wonder if the ...
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Math font too italicized

I like how the MathJax settings are no longer images in principle. However I find the font Chrome is using to be a lot less readable than the images we used to see before, even on zoom in Mostly its ...
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New MathJax fonts are horrible

In the past couple days it appears that new MathJax fonts have been deployed. In my environment these fonts are a big step backwards compared to the prior fonts. They are a lighter face and render so ...
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No MathJax rendering in preview windows.

I am not getting any MathJax rendering at all in my preview windows. Reproducible on two different machines in three different browsers (chrome, firefox, IE, on XP SP3). Clearing the cache doesn't ...
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MathJax not rendering in review box in FF4

Since I upgraded to Firefox 4.0, I've tried to ask two questions on the main page, but the functions aren't rendering in the review panel. Since that feature is essential to making sure my question ...
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Better way to enter a dollar sign than `$\$$`? [duplicate]

Is there a better way to enter a dollar sign than $\$$, which renders a single dollar sign using MathJaX/TeX?
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“Bar m” needs love in Firefox 4. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Firefox 4: MathML vs MathJaX "Bar m" i.e. $\bar{m}$ looks fine in Firefox 3.6, but is still broken in the release version of Firefox 4.0
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STIX mathematics font?

EDIT: It seems to perhaps be an issue with Firefox. Is this the case for anyone? It uses STIX in Chrome, but not FF. I did a search and couldn't find any information on this. It seems the font ...
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How to deal with long formula?

How to show a formula too long to fit in a line? For example: $$ P(Y-X=m | Y > X) = \sum_{k} P(Y-X=m, X=k | Y > X) = \sum_{k} P(Y-X=m | X=k, Y > X) P(X=k | Y > X) = \sum_{k} P(Y-k=m | Y ...
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Do we have an equation editing HOWTO?

I see other posters writing beautiful integrals and quotients within quotients and matrices and sigma summations and and and... is there a guide for that?
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Firefox 4: MathML vs MathJaX

I recently started using Firefox 4. It seems that the browser understands MathML. However, the output is not as pleasing as the old MathJaX. Will this improve when Firefox 4 gets out of the Beta phase?...
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Improper auto line-break in quoted latex expression

I have this problem with Latex within quote. For example, I want to show the following text in quote: Let $(I, \leq)$ be an ordered index set, and let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F},\mathcal{F}_t, \...
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Math typesetting bug when a question is closed.

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/22815/pi-4-how-to-disprove I have noticed this before as well. When a question is marked duplicate and closed, the possible duplicate question appears at the ...
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How do I display Latex in order to be read nicely?

How do I display Latex in order to be read nicely?
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When $\LaTeX$-ifying, please use stacked fractions

When editing the contents of a question to "$\LaTeX$-ify" it, especially if the question is of a pre-college (or non-math-major) level, please consider using stacked fractions (...
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MathJax on questions display page

The MathJax only renders correctly for some of my questions on my profile page, but when I click through to the question, it will render correctly.
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Enabling TeX in an answer

I searched but didn't find basic information on enabling TeX in an answer. $...$ didn't seem to work.