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Chrome doesn't display some symbols

Davide's answer is excellent, but he sort of buries the fix. You need to right-click on the MathJax-rendered math and select Math Settings > Math Renderer > SVG instead of the default "...
Jess Riedel's user avatar
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How to write letters with a slash on it?

If there exists a specific symbol, you should use that: such as \notin $\notin$, \neq $\neq$, ...
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Why doesn't MathJax show up immediately?

It’s because MathJax version 2 is slow. There are faster alternatives. If Stack Exchange used MathJax V3 as previously discussed at this question, or used KaTeX, then rendering would be nearly instant....
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Online preview display of answers/questions works only in the first round of editing in MSE

Click the "show preview" button. That should clear it up.
Cameron Williams's user avatar
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Floor function for fractions

You can use \left\lfloor \frac n2\right\rfloor to automatically adjust the parentheses heights: $$\left\lfloor \frac n2\right\rfloor $$ or you can manually adjust ...
Тyma Gaidash's user avatar
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Why are not table headings rendering correctly with embedded math here on Mathematics Stack Exchange that Render Fine on Stack Exchange Electronics

The reason the formatting did not transfer correctly for the heading on the table is that Stack Exchange Electronics requires "\\$" versus the Mathematics Stack Exchange site that requires &...
Stephen Elliott's user avatar
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Why MSE does not support display mode using "\[...\ ]" and the "\diag"

This answer is meant for testing purposes. (Feel free to edit it if you want to try something related to the issue at hand.) \[ x^2+y^2=z^2 \] - this works neither ...
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How to get rid of the space in between name of the function and the parenthesis e.g. in $f\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$?

You may try the negative spacing operator \! like $f\! \left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$ to get $f\! \left(\frac{1}{x}\right)$. However ...
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When Writing a New Question, Continuing with Ask Question from Previous Content, Math Formulas Do not Render, Even after Draft Preview. What to do?

I think everyone here has had the preview fail to render MathJax from time to time, or just take a very long time. Me, I just go ahead and submit. I've never had a posted question or answer fail to ...
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How to write limits with single dollar signs?

Here is some text written down to show what happens when we do this. Here is some text written down to show what happens when we do this. What they said in the comments. Writing $L=\lim_\limits{x\to ...
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What is this font for the numbers?

From searching on a font detecting website (found by google) the font in question is Roboto Mono, see comparison: The reason it used this font when the connection wasn't good is probably due to the &...
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MathJax is suddenly rendering very slowly and incorrectly in the preview in Firefox

I use Opera, and with this web-browser, I duplicate the tab, since sometimes the math rendering gets stuck with bizarre errors. That usually fixes the problem. Also, consider www.stackprinter.com to ...
Stephen Elliott's user avatar
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I am having trouble formatting the formula for a quoted vector magnetic potential inside and outside a shell of radius R with charge density sigma

This should get you started. As learning anything new it's a matter of experimenting and seeing what you get. $$ ...
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Chrome doesn't display some symbols

On Google Colab, the context menu is not available. A workaround is to update MathJax's parameters from the JavaScript Console: ...
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Defining New Commands Renders As Empty Space

This seems to work. It's a bit ugly, but still.
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Is there some way to include some default text quickly in a post?

As an alternative to the Clipboard Managers mentioned by Makyen: Many people these days have a password manager. If it can autotype based on the active window and copy into the clipboard, it can take ...
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How to copy mixture of text and latex formulas in a comment?

I think the following "hack" might be simpler. Suppose you want to copy and paste the following comment: Right-click on any mathematical formula, and then click Math Settings, then Math ...
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How to write letters with a slash on it?

@MartinSleziak has already mentioned almost everything important, so I would only mention a few alternatives and additional information. For a character/symbol (which I will write as ...
Kevin Dietrich's user avatar
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When Writing a New Question, Continuing with Ask Question from Previous Content, Math Formulas Do not Render, Even after Draft Preview. What to do?

I don't know if this will work for everyone but when I've had trouble rendering on main, copying and pasting into one of the answers in the sandbox on meta has rendered correctly (typos permitting) ...
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Malformatted parentheses

This |x-x_0|<(n+1) \left | \frac{f^{(n)}(\xi_{n-1})}{f^{(n+1)}(\xi_n)} \right | renders for me as Safari 14.1.2, renderer HTML-CSS
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What is this font for the numbers?

It’s probably a sans-serif font like \mathsf{k}.$$\mathsf{k}$$ Edit: When the connection was unstable it probably displayed it as sans-serif as it did not know what ...
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Misformatted parenthesis in exponent

It looks OK to me: $$ \begin{align} \lim_{x \to 0} (\cos x)^{\cot x} & =\lim_{x \to 0} ((1+(\cos x-1))^{\frac{1}{\cos x -1}})^{(\cos x -1)\cot x}\\\\ … \end{align} $$ with HTML-CSS in Safari 14.1....
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Formatting Sandbox

We have $G$ solvable, so that we can find a tower of subgroups $$ G = G_0 \supset G_1 \supset\cdots\supset G_m = 1 $$ so that the conditions on solvability are met. We then take the quotient so that $$...
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Formatting Sandbox

Testing a CR bug. ","abc"," ","abc"," $abc$ $$abc$$ When writing a MathJax heavy post I noticed a couple of bugs. For reference, here is an example of how the ...

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