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Double backslashes no longer working in TeX

I was pretty sure the admins had fixed things so that two backslashes worked to insert a new line in TeX, but it no longer seems to work. Or rather, it works in the preview page, but not in the final ...
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Firefox 4 and MathJax \not

I'm currently using Firefox 4.0 on OS X, with STIX fonts installed, and for some reason MathJax (in HTML-CSS mode) is not rendering the \not symbol at all, i.e. for me $a \not = b$ looks like $a = b$ ...
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TeX math interacts with italic and bold formatting

In this answer, I noticed a math bug that looks like an interaction between the parser and the TeX system. When you have a word that starts with math and then has italics or bold later, the italics or ...
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Feature Request: Better full-text search capabilities within Tex markup.

The site has pretty good latex support (thanks for that!), which works pretty well when writing and viewing answers. What is lacking is the ability to search previous answers for mathematical ...
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Slow processing, different look to math processing, problem with fonts. Is it me, or is it the site?

My Firefox upgraded this morning to version 3.6.13, and I've noticed a number of striking differences; I'm wondering if it is me, or if the site has somehow also changed coincidentally at the same ...
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What plugin should I use to read math expression

I am a newbies of this site. Please, help me to read the math expressions in "non-plain" text form like this: $$a=\left(\sum_i y_i b^{x_i}\right) / \left(\sum_i b^{2x_i}\right)$$ What addin, ...
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Strange layout bug when line breaks at end of LaTeX

In my post here some LaTeX renders ok in the preview but incorrectly renders as "12eeeb8e-4fdb-47bf-abc4-2b56e87c5903" in the posted answer. Does anyone see what's wrong and/or how to workaround it? ...
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Can you copy paste tex code from the question without going the “view source” route?

I have searched for this but did not find anything relevant. I was wondering if I can just copy latex code from the OPs question while typing my answer without looking at the html source code in my ...
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Why does the latex-code for questions on MSE sometimes not work for questions on MO?

Perhaps there's something wrong with my computer or mathoverflow, but I just would like to point out that I can't just copy my question from MSE to MO. When I do that, the Latex sometimes does not ...
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MathJax menu obliterates link menu when the entire link is LaTeX

When the title of a link is entirely in LaTeX, e.g. a question named on the front page such as this one, then there is no way to get the link menu (e.g. to copy the url) since the MathJaX menu applies ...
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Show LaTeX syntax in “How to Format” box

I think you need to show the syntax for LaTeX formatting in the "How to Format" box when writing a question or answer. I just mean showing how to surround in $ or <...
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Command for strict inclusion does not render [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please enable AMSsymbols extension for MathJax I typed the command \subsetneq in an answer a few moments ago and it didn't render : the output just reproduced the command in ...
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Please enable AMSsymbols extension for MathJax

Please enable the AMSsymbols extensionfor MathJax. The lack of this extension has led to several independent bug reports. The \not\mid symbol is not working well Tex \implies symbol does not work ...
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In the preview, the number of dollar signs doubles every time a formula is used

On Chrome and Firefox under Ubuntu, I get the following strange behavior:
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TeX beth symbol missing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tex \implies symbol does not work In this post I cannot get the TeX symbol $\beth$ to work. I checked and the symbol does work on MathOverflow, so it may just be a ...
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Will MathJax render LaTeX in a username?

Is MathJax only applied to Q&A parts of a page or will it also get rendered in displayed user names?
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Preview eats first and last $ so ignores displaystyle

The preview appears to be eating the first and last dollarsigns in double dollarsigned expressions hence causing displaystyle expressions to be ignored, e.g. see here
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WYSIWYG for math formulas?

Is there any website or tool that allows you to create math formulas visually which can then be pasted on this website? I'm looking for something like the equation editor in Microsoft Word or Google ...
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The \not\mid symbol is not working well

I have seen a lot of issues regarding LaTeX being posted here and very recently i have noted one LaTeX. The \not\mid Symbol is not showing properly. It's showing like this: $p \not\mid q$. You may ...
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Latex rendering error

At least for myself and the original poster, the thread at Finding roots of polynomials, negative square root does not render correctly. From OPs post: "yep tried reloading a few times, the ...
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Different behavior in parsing LaTeX code in the previewer and in the saved post

I posted this answer a few minutes ago. After the display, I had written $\int_E f\\,d\mu$ to get the thin space; the previewer parsed it correctly (and parsed it ...
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Should chat have TeX support?

OK, so chat is now available... but; it has been suggested that for Mathematics we should have TeX support. The current TeX processing has some non-trivial client impact. Before I even attempt trying ...
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How to read and write mathematics ?

A very basic question: How to type mathematics correctly in this website? I am a new member. Thanks
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Underscore formatting bug, excited (maybe) by subscripts of nothing. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Matrices not rendered correctly I'm trying to display old-style notations for combinations, that is, ${}_nC_r$ for the thing now typically written $n\choose r$. To get the "$...
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Where do I learn the standard syntax used on this site?

There seems to be a standard set of mathematical symbols used on the site. Where is the best resource to learning what each is equal to? I'm thinking sort of like in programming where when I learn a ...
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Re-render MathJax in comments

A couple of months ago, Kaestur Hakarl wrote a comment in Feedback on MathJax TeX rendering which didn't receive enough attention: ... Is it possible for the re-rendering pass to also cover ...
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Are the formulas not parsing in 64-bit Chrome or is it just me?

I don't see any formulas, just a white "placeholder" on the 64-bit version of Google Chrome. I have this problem at the university (with Chrome 64-bit as well). Is this coincidence or is there ...
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where is the latex reference please [duplicate]

hi, There is a nice pretty markdown ref but no simple quick latex reference. I looked around in the faq and on meta. I also googled for some latex reference and some of it looks slightly different ...
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LaTeX not rendering?

LaTeX seems to not be rendering at the moment. Is this just me? (Chrome on 64-bit Linux) Can we have a 'regenerate TeX' button like at MathOverflow? Maybe even a 'render source' button or GET option ...
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Misplaced backslashes

I left a comment at Strict ordering on natural numbers but as you can see it says "Misplaced \\". I'm no more allowed to edit it myself, I don't know why. Can someone correct it please? Thanks.
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How to learn MathJax?

I learn MathJax by looking at the source of a formula, whether it's here or in MathJax website. However, if the symbol I need cannot be found on the formulas I can find, then I'm stuck. Any idea/ ...
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Less-than signs and previews

If I write $m<n$ in a question, the preview sees the less-than and interprets it as the begining of an XML tag. I have to write it as an HTML entity to get ...
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LaTeX preview should do a live update

Having to wait several seconds for LaTeX preview each time makes it very difficult to write posts that have a lot of typeset mathematics - it would be a big improvement make the updates live.
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What is the preferred way to escape LaTeX special characters? [closed]

Suppose I want to make a matrix. Then I need to end each line with a double backslash, to signify a line break. But Markdown will translate a double back slash into a single backslash, thus confusing ...
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MathJax conflict with NoScript [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tex broken for me… Hi all, I have been using NoScript on Firefox. Even though I allow all the Javascripts in math.SE page to load, all the equations cannot be rendered ...
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Why use MathJax? It's so slow [closed]

I found that MathJax is extremely slow. Is there a better, lighter and faster Javascript library that can render mathematical notation equally well?
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TeX is bunching up in Chrome

I used to get this problem on and off, but now it's mostly on. The TeX that I see doesn't have spaces in the right place, or something; it is getting really hard to read. I'm using Chrome 7.0.503.0 ...
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Tex \implies symbol does not work

I needed couple of times to use the \implies symbol (which is basically a double lined right arrow). It works in Mathoverflow.net, but here it doesn't work: $\implies$. Any suggestions?
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LaTeX rendering delay

I experience a delay of about 5-10 seconds when I edit a question with math markup in https://math.stackexchange.com/. However, there is no such delay in https://mathoverflow.net/. Is there any ...
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Enabling mathjax on SE sites

I apologize for hijacking a meta.math thread here, but it was suggested to me that I ask this question on this forum. I'm involved with the theoretical computer science SE site (cstheory.stackexchange....
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How to view LaTeX source of equations?

How do you view the source of a question, to see how the LaTeX was specified as markup?
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Tex broken for me…

I keep getting [math processing error] in bright red, everywhere on the site all the time and, while it has been amusing trying to read the raw tex code before mathjax ruins it for me, this is ...
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Allow TeXification in <code> tags.

Some special characters, e.g. *, _ and \ have special meaning in Markdown syntax, but these ...
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Matrices not rendered correctly

See e.g. here. I tried both \begin{pmatrix}... and \begin{array}{cc}.... edit Reading the answers, the problem turns out to be ...
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Math rendering broken on iphone

The rendering of math formulas seems very broken on my iphone. On the main page, math in questions disappears during loading, and sometimes "math processing error" replaces it. On question pages, ...
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Math in comments gets doubled up when you edit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Editing a comment containing formulae will mangle the formulae (This question appears subjective and is likely to be closed :-)) Steps to reproduce: Find a post with not too ...
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Math markup, diagrams, etc. — pointers please

Feeling a bit dumb as I plunge into math.stackexchange.com after many years away from the world of mathematics, but can somebody please provide a very quick tutorial -- list of reference pointers ...
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Choice to turn off TeX on the main page

It's really annoying that TeX is rendered outside of questions. On MO, we realized this and turned it off for the question list and main page. Since the SE overlords have more control, perhaps they ...
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Put a link to a tutorial on the Tex in the FAQ

I have no idea how to use either of the Tex methods supported here. How about putting a link to the instructions or a tutorial on both in the FAQ?
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Editing a comment containing formulae will mangle the formulae

Somewhat of a duplicate of http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/419/editing-a-question-containing-formulae-will-remove-the-formulae. I reposted the question because the previous one - had a ...