Questions tagged [mathjax]

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LaTeX a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicated

Is it normal for the LaTeX to be a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicate? In case it isn't all systems, I am on a Linux system with Firefox 34.0.
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How can I make an array with all columns as wide as the widest one?

For example, let's say I wanted to make this diagram of a board in the game 2048: $$ \begin{array}{|r|r|} \hline 1024 & \color{white}{0}512 & \color{white}{00}16 & \color{white}{000}2 \\ \...
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Can we automatically catch some common formatting errors?

The one I've been seeing by far the most often occurs when users new to MathJax write something like {$a,b,c$} instead of ...
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Is it possible to use display math mode in hidden text?

I sometimes like to use the ability to hide text when writing an answer, but I've noticed that when I try to write something in display math mode (i.e. maths wrapped in double dollar signs), it doesn'...
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Adding the link of the MathJax tutorial in the Tour and/or the sidebar (bulletin) displayed when one is going to ask a question

Can we include a prominent link to MathJax in the Tour, a suggested here, and on the sidebar (bulletin) that displays on the right side when one is going to ask a question, as suggested in the ...
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Sometimes MathJax does not render some valid symbols: an example.

In this answer, a line of $\LaTeX$ doesn't render. (See the picture.) It appears that this is happening with other people too. It happens on the mobile site: Refreshing the page doesn't make a ...
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A small hitch when sharing on twitter

If I like the share link to share a question or answer on twitter, the text automatically generated has repeated characters whenever there is latex involved. For instance, here is one such tweet ...
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Alternative answer notification system (used when composing an answer) doesn't trigger MathJax rendering

When composing an answer, a notification for new answers appears in a blue bar at the top of the screen, rather than the usual one directly below the question. This notification does not trigger ...
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Possible bug during close vote

When I am voting on a close vote, the "duplicate" tab shows the potential duplicate as suggested by others. However the MathJax in the duplicate tab does not render for me, but it does render in the ...
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Cannot open question that contains only formulas

On an iPad, when I press and hold on the title of a question that contains only formulas, such as this one, I get "Copy" instead of the usual "Open / Open in New Tab / ..." menu. If I just tap on the ...
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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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Erroneous MathJax rendering

Look at the words "I am not sure" in the editing window and in the preview in this image. In the editing window they come after the expression that is shown following them on the next line ...
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Escaped braces do not render in post preview

I am having troubles in mathjax escaping braces with backslash while on math stack exchange using firefox version 72.0.1. Although it the escaped braces render when the question is posted, they do not ...
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Problem rendering symbols

In an answer to my question there is a problem with the rendering of the math in Bill Dubuque's answer on chrome while on microsoft edge we have I have the latest update for chrome and have erased ...
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In the StackExchange iPhone app, how do I get MathJax to work in comments in the Math StackExchange section?

I’m not sure this is the right place to ask but it seemed like it is. I don’t get this problem for other sections of StackExchange. Just the “Mathematics” section.
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Mathjax symbols do not read in titles when using Android

On a mobile I do not get math symbolic notation in title or comments. ( Main text ok ) Is there a fix applicable to Androids ?
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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: 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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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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new users : use latex?

I often edit and comment new users' questions with Use latex (click on edit to see what I typed) I wonder if it is possible to detect when a new user is posting a question without using latex, ...
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Doubled MathJax (including in Google search)

I noticed in the past year or so that there was a change in the MathJax that results in every MathJax equation being doubled, one being an image and one being a text-based rendering. Usually one of ...
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$\tilde S$ is not always getting correctly rendered.

When I wrote $\tilde S$ in an answer it was rendered correctly, but when I wrote the same in a comment, it looked like just an $S$ with a horizontal bar over it, as if I had written $\bar S$. And ...
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Keep getting garbled text when there's Latex

Chrome on Macbook Pro 10.11.3. Getting this often. One time it went away with a refresh, it usually doesn't:
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Connecting array elements with lines

This is admittedly a bit of an abuse of MathJax, but I'm trying to use it to draw lines to connect dots within a rectangular array. I can easily get an array of dots, but I can't figure out a way to ...
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Why does Tex stop rendering after a writing post for a while? How do I fix it?

This frequently happens to me. I am in my zone writing a long and detailed description in my post, and suddenly the Tex stop rendering in the display section. This is rather annoying because I do ...
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Comment rendered with MathJax overlapping text

I posted a comment to this thread, where I typed Can you add the same multiple of $2$ to $5$ and $17$ to make them both be either $1$ or $2$. The output is in ...
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My MathJaX font turned ugly all of a sudden

This last week while browsing this site my computer has displayed MathJaX really badly. Here is a screenshot from a random question: Here is a screenshot of the same question from my phone for ...
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Excerpts in search results breaks MathJax fragments

For example: https://math.stackexchange.com/search?q=conditional+expectation+user%3Auser130272 The problem, of course, is that the excerpt extraction code apparently is not aware of MathJax ...
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Enable safe `\href` in MathJax

As a follow-up to this discussion, I would like to request the activation of MathJax-safe \href to allow similar URLs to those allowed in ...
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Corrupted MathJax

Is anyone else seeing this issue? It started about two days ago. MathJax gets totally corrupted. If you refresh the page (sometimes several times), it corrects the output. Here is an example on a ...
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User's computer does not render mathjax

I was trying to answer this question, and it seems that the asker can't view mathjax. I have no idea how to troubleshoot this kind of issue, so some help here would be much appreciated. Any ideas as ...
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Rotating a numeral.

I do not believe Latex has any simple means to do this, perhaps it can be done on this site. Is there any relatively simple way to rotate a numeral 90 degrees within an ordinary Latex formula? I may ...
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question on rendering of variables in TeX

Okay, this is nothing urgent. I just don't know where else to ask. It is rather a trivial matter, but here goes: When using the variable $z$, seen most frequently in complex analysis questions: $z$ ...
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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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Tex does not work in review

When I try to review a question/answer, most of the time Tex does not work. I do not know if this is a problem of my computer but I have no problem while looking at the questions. Do you have any idea?...
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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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Embedding tikzcd diagrams

I know some tags are not supported, and some of them will likely never be (I have the <table> tag in mind). However, it is sometimes useful to embbed ...
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MathJax: Bottom entries in a matrix cut off

Has there been any sort of MathJax update? In this answer I see the denominators in the bottom two entries of this matrix are partially cut off. I do not remember seeing this behavior before. I just ...
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$\rm\LaTeX$ Preview While Editing Tag Wikis from Chromium-Based Browsers

I've edited a few tag wikis, and I have found that the $\rm\LaTeX$ preview is quite spotty in Chromium-based browsers such as Chrome and Vivaldi. Most of the time, the equations in the tag wiki don't ...
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MathJax not working on Mobile application

On Stack Exchange Mobile Application, MathJax is not working. As we see here, MathJax is shown as pure text. Since that the article renders the MathJax properly, the mobile application has the ...
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MathJax bugs out after edit

While I was reading an answer, the poster decided to edit it. I clicked on the button to refresh the question, but afterwards, MathJax didn't update. I had to refresh the page in order to see the ...
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Incorrect mathjax border around equations containing \tag

When there is an equation with \tag in it as the one below, then if you left click on the equation, the MathJax border is incorrectly shown. Here is some random ...
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MathJax formatting on mobile site.

I've noticed lately that MathJax has been paragraphing its output excessively sometimes on the mobile site. I don't know how to describe it, so here is a screenshot: Please help :)
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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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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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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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Why is there a character limit for mathematics post edits?

I am seeking to fix a very small (but significant) typo in summation indices for this answer. In particular, in the last two equations of the post, the summation should start from $i=1$ instead of $i=...
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Is it proper to give MathJax suggestions in comments?

Frequently, I see users--often users with some $>1$ amount of reputation--who, while using MathJax, have some fairly annoying flaws: for example, $pi$ instead of $\pi$ or improper use of curly ...
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Vector notation issue in iOS application

Everyone's answers and questions is displaying vectors very weird. For example \vec F gives: $$\vec F$$ What happened? How can we fix this? I hope I don't have to ...
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Double mathjax when asking

I have been getting double mathjax recently when asking questions, and only when asking questions. It renders correctly on the preview but just makes my input box look weird. I use the latest version ...