# Questions tagged [mathjax]

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

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

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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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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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Apparently, the Stacks project can load a MathJax extension called xypic.js (check the source code) and then has access to ...

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The “backslash-bug” from the old version is no longer there. You can simply write { and } to get $\{\}$. However, all the old questions and answers using \{ are now broken and look terrible:
$\prod\\{...

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Pages like
https://mathoverflow.net/review/suggested-edits/1435
display suggested edits for review. The original and edited versions are displayed in parallel columns with the differences highlighted....

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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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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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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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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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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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Is there MathJax support on the chat?

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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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We can draw diagrams using the AMScd package, and works quite nicely (see Math.SE for a working proof).
However, on MathOverflow the package seems to be disabled by default, so if a user wants to use ...

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

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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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I feel like an idiot but I cannot find it. Meanwhile, if the post is long and has a lot of LaTeX formulae in it, and the connection is imperfect, the wysiwyg regime is a non-stop fight. I figured out ...

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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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In this answer
On a proof of the existence of tubular neighborhoods.
and Neil Strickland's answer here
Is the counit of geometric realization a Serre fibration?
the laTex is not displaying correctly (...

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Question : Is it possible to use tikzcd code in MO posts?
There are information for drawing diagrams using AMScd
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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:
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Edit: $Y=Z^*$ does not display correctly when it is in the body ...

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

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As we've started discussing, Stack Exchange is planning to redo the editor for all questions and answers across all their sites. As articulated by Emilio Pisanty, these changes will have significant ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I recently typed an answer with a few formulas in it. While I was typing, my browser constantly reloaded the preview part below the typing window. Because MathJax apparently does three passes over the ...

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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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For example, here is an issue I've been having with Chrome on a Nexus tablet.

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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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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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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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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 ...