# Questions tagged [mathjax]

Bug reports and suggestions for the MathJax system used to compile basic LaTeX code on the site.

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### On using MathJax to create 'white space'

The purpose of this post is, first, to raise awareness (as this, reasonably, might not be clear) that the way some (and it seems to me the number is growing) use MathJax to create 'white space' (or to ...

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### Potential rendering issue for formulas

when I entered the following
$$\pmb{ \frac{d_+^n}{dx_+^n}}:= \left(1, \frac{d^1}{dx^1},\,\dots,\,\frac{d^{n-2}}{dx^{n-2}},\,1\right)$$
I observed that the defined fraction has an unsharp ...

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### Preview failing to parse double backslash in large matrices?

A couple of times now, I've been entering a large matrix here or on math.SE and, in the preview window, all the rows appear on a single line. Once the question posts, it displays correctly. I most ...

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### How does one type mathematical formulas on this site?

I can see that the posts on this site contain nicely displayed mathematical formulas. How can I get such formulas in my posts? What syntax is used to typeset them?
Note: This is an attempt to make at ...

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### Garbled MathJax in a link to a question with MathJax in the title

The following occurs on my activity page:
The question it links to is Is there an explicit expression for Chebyshev polynomials modulo $x^r-1$? and it seems that the MathJax in the end somehow got ...

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### Insufficient space following MathJax, but only right after posting

I am using Safari 12.0.2 on macOS Mojave. In my answer https://mathoverflow.net/a/331026 , I see the following:
It seems to me that the spacing between the second and third parentheses at the end of ...

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### Wrong rendering in narrow width in Safari

When I view the front page right now in Safari, I see:
Notice that the question mark, which the poster properly placed at the end of the equation (see the question (before another edit removed the ...

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### Problem with posts and comments relying on macros defined elsewhere

MathJax supports possibility do define macros. (Using \newcommand, \DeclareMathOperator, \def...

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### Triangle commutative diagram does not work here at MO

I frequently tried to draw a triangle commutative diagram similar to the definition of projective modules for this question.
A module associated to an endomorphism of a vector bundle
so I ...

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### Is it OK to abuse Mathjax for emphasis?

The author of this question uses Mathjax (in a way different from its intended usage) to make parts of his question stand out more; for instance, to display some headers in red or to alter the spacing ...

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### Seems like right margins in answer texts need to be increased

It is a very minor thing but still - it seems that answer texts have zero right margin which shows somehow unpleasantly with colored background of accepted answers:
(This is with latest Chrome on ...

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### One number on top of another with mathjax?

Probably a simple question, but how can I write my script in mathjax to show one number on top of another and with a minus sign in the left side?
Like this:

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### The math! It's overflowing!

See what happens if you expand the comments on this question, we get this prime example of a math overflow:
Of course, this is due to a \$ problem, but still, it seems to be a flaw in the CSS that ...

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### Is it possible to use tikzcd code in MO posts?

Question : Is it possible to use tikzcd code in MO posts?
There are information for drawing diagrams using AMScd
...

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### Cancel command in MO post

Why the \cancel command does not work in the last part of the following post:
A cohomology associated to a Riemannian manifold
I would like to strike through the last part of the ...

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### Can we replace client-side MathJax with server-side MathJax?

One of the (many) problems with MathJax is that
formulas are rendered using a client-side JavaScript.
Apart from the process itself being ridiculously slow,
this also means that the entire page must ...

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### Repeated TeXifying of question titles

A specific user has recently edited a lot of years-old posts in which, as far as I can tell, he is just TeXifying titles. While I assume that this is being done with good intentions, it seems likely ...

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### List of recurrent technical problems involving MathJax

Edit: I have retagged this question 'feature-request' in an attempt to expedite action on these issues. I request that the MathOverflow developers implement an automatic fix of the issues in the ...

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### Doubled backslashes in old posts [duplicate]

There is a post from 2013 addressing what appears to be a similar issue, but it is reported as fixed, so I guess it's not exactly the same.
I have noticed a few posts recently in which backslashes ...

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### LaTeX display of exponential pushed down with respect to baseline

This is hardly important, but ...
In an answer, I used the LaTeX O(n \epsilon^{1-d}) to display
$O(n \epsilon^{1-d})$, but this is what it looks like to me (in ...

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### Google Chrome not rendering Latex in browser

I have seen a solution to this problem for Firefox, but assume it is not the same for Chrome. This just started happening recently, and I have no idea how to fix it! Any mathematical typesetting on ...

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### Formatting Sandbox

The purpose of this thread is to enable people to check if their formatting works and to play around with their MathJax code.
Quoting from Bill Dubuque's Formatting Sandbox on meta.math.SE:
To use ...

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### What's the point of having an *MO* chat without LaTeX enabled?

The title says it all. :-)
In response to the automatic disapproval of the question body:
I tried to edit the chat messages after submitting but couldn't figure out how to do that either. (And I ...

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### FAQ on typesetting of formulae hard to find

You might have all noticed that https://mathoverflow.net/help/formatting does not mention (La)TeX. I believe this is a very important topic and should not be hidden in "advanced"; actually, a link ...

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### MathJax accents in Safari 10.1

Tilde accents, such as $\tilde g$ (typed as \tilde g), seem to be displaying bizarrely, with the tilde to the right of, rather than on top of, the accented symbol, ...

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### Mathjax CDN is shutting down effective April 30th 2017

If you haven't seen the official announcement yet, Mathjax is shutting down their CDN effective April 30th 2017. We are currently looking for alternatives for hosting this service including self ...

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### Garbled MathJax in some old questions [duplicate]

In several old questions/answers I have seen in MathJax the combination \\, where it obviously should be \, and also ...

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### What is the position on titles using \displaystyle, \dfrac, etc.?

I am much more familiar with math.SE. On that site there are explicit guidelines about LaTeX in titles and things like \displaystyle, ...

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### Editing an old post to add MathJax

Sometimes I come across an old post which does not use MathJax. Is it OK to edit such a post if the edit improves readability?
This question (and its answers) motivated this post. I know some users ...

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### Numbering and cross referencing of equations in questions and answers

A basic LaTeX feature which I sometimes miss when asking and answering questions in MO (specially when the question and the particularly the answer are longer) is the possibility of numbering ...

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### Would disallowing displayed equations (“double dollars”) in titles be useful?

If a poster includes in the title some formula in enclosed between $$, like $$x^2+y^2=z^2$$
$$x^2+y^2=z^2$$
the title of the ...

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### Troubles with math preview: preview of formulas dies on me when writing a question or an answer

In mathoverflow I avoid asking questions and giving answers because the preview of mathematical formulas does not work: in the preview the formulas are shown precisely as I type them, with dollars and ...

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### Seems to be a (minor) bug with displaying mathjax

Hardly noticeable but I still decided to report it - just noticed: at Find the number of boolean functions of n variable that satisfy the following condition one sees this
The second $k$ below is ...

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### Strange behaviour when clicking on MathJax in question title

I clicked on $\mathbb{RP}^n\times\mathbb{RP}^n$ in this title
Instead of taking me to the question, it stays on the same page but now displays this
If I click on $\mathbb{CP}^n$ instead, I go to the ...

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### TeX bug: \mod and \pmod gone

It appears that the MO TeX does not understand macros \mod and \pmod any more; it used not to be the case. As a result for many questions the typesetting is broken.

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### How to turn off the MathJax preview?

The constant compiling of MathJax while composing a post is undesirable for me. How can I stop the MathJax preview?
Is there a way to turn off the MathJax preview?
Where is the button to switch off ...

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### Unbolding sans serif font in math mode

Is there a way to "unbold" the default text font (namely, sans serif) when written in math mode? Consider this example:
Hello World$\qquad\textsf{Hello World}$
The first instance of "Hello World" is ...

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### Braces don't render in preview

When I type braces in math mode in a post, like $\{1,2,3\}$, they don't show up in the preview. See the following screen shot.
I tried all the different Math ...

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### Formatting problem

In my answer to
When is the closed unit ball in a smaller Banach space closed in a larger Banach space?
I wrote the following:
>
Edit: $Y=Z^*$ does not display correctly when it is in the body ...

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### Right-clicking on a mathjax link does wrong thing

Surely I am not the only user of this site with this habit - if I want to have look at the linked content I right-click on the link to open it in a new tab, so when I finish reading I then turn to the ...

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### Long MathJax in comment breaks linewrapping throughout the comment thread [duplicate]

A picture is worth a thousand words; here is what I am talking about, from the comments on this post.
By posting a very long formula into MathJax, not only have I caused my own comment to run off the ...

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### Examples of MathJax codes of directed labelled graphs to use in a MathOverflow Question

I need some examples of MathJax codes of directed labelled (with loops or multiple edges) graphs to use in MathOverflow Questions so that I could easily change them to my graphs.
Here is my try to ...

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### Review suggestions MathJax [duplicate]

Can we please turn on MathJax in "Rendered output" of "Suggested edits"? Or am I not qualified unless I can read raw LaTeX?

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### Using MathJax for formating (**bold**, *italics*)?

Some users use MathJax to get italicized or bold text. This is sometimes done in titles (where MarkDown is not available), but some users do this also in body of a question, where MarkDown is used. ...

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### Why does mathoverflow constantly compile the latex for my questions and answers?

Whenever I ask or answer questions on mathoverflow, the output is constantly being compiled. While this is sometimes a desirable feature, it turns out that at least for my computer, when I am giving a ...

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### Can I customize TeX/MathJax in Chrome?

Probably this question belongs to some general SE meta but I don't even know where it is or whether I am eligible to post there, and mostly I am using MO anyway, so if there is another more ...

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### KaTeX vs MathJax

According to some benchmarks, it seems that KaTeX renders latex much more faster than Mathjax.
Is there any chance to use KaTeX in place of Mathjax?

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### MathJax configuration in MO ==> not displaying bottom left messages [closed]

I noticed that on MO website, MathJax is usually not displaying messages on the bottom left angle of the screen. While there are always those messages on my own website like for the page Math ...

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### Quickly Accessible MathJax Help

I recently had the problem of encoding big brackets in a formula in my question "Functions that Calculate their $L_p$ Norm" and, I could find nothing under "How to Format > MathJax equations", as the ...

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### TeX sometimes displays incorrectly on search pages

When I type a search into the search box, sometimes the list of questions returned contains incorrectly handled TeX (of the sort that once was common all over the place here).
Here is an example: ...