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Quicker command for fraktur letters than \mathfrak?

There is a shorthand way of writing letters in blackboard bold: instead of using \mathbb, we use \Bbb. This substantially sped up my time writing questions and answers on math.SE. In the course of ...
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How can I typeset blackboard bold numbers?

How can I typeset blackboard bold numbers? What I need is simply something like $\mathbb A$ (\mathbb{A}) but with A replaced ...
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Using text and MathJax instead of screenshot.

I would suggest the community simply close questions containing screenshots of text. I can understand a screenshot of a figure, but if the text part of a question can be easily typeset with the built-...
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Typsetting my answer is hard unless I first post it

I have noticed a change in the stackexchange mathjax typsetting viewer over the past few months: The "preview" that is displayed when I real-time type my answer is not as attentive as it used to be: ...
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Is coloring equations good practice or bad?

I've noticed that though there is a way to color text or equations, in mathjax, though very few users use it. On the otherhand, those who do, use it regularly. To me, coloring seems a nice way to ...
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Using Fraktur (\mathfrak) letters instead of normal letters

If I use Fraktur (\mathfrak) letters like $\frak{G,R,I,J}$, etc. on MSE in my question everywhere to denote groups, rings, etc., and not the normal letters $R,G$, ...
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Typesetting issues: The map from preview to published post is not isometric.

I’m not sure if anyone is encountering this problem with the latest version of Mathematics Stack Exchange. It always turns out that whatever appears in the preview window as I type a question or an ...
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Are typesetting questions allowed on the main math site?

I would like to know if questions pertaining to "how something should be formatted" (and not how to format it) are allowed on the main math.stackexchange site1. Suppose we don't want to know how to ...
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Question about typing and strange characters

Ok I am almost a month old user here, so basically I am completely new to using mathematical symbols and characters in this site. I always type my question completely and keep editing constantly so ...
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Should \dfrac be edited in?

Note to reader: typesetting matters! There are three fraction commands. There is \dfrac which makes everything big and tall and stand out. It is meant to be used ...
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How to typeset the following table in MathJax?

I recently encountered while editing posts a table that seems impossible to typeset. The problem is that you have in the first row only two columns and in the second row $5$ columns that you can't ...
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What is the right way to typeset these limits?

In a recent answer I typeset the following expression: $$\cos x\left.\right|_{-\pi/4}^0$$ (I used \cos x\left.\right|_{-\pi/4}^0) I thought it looked funny on ...