# 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meta doesn't seem to have MathJax enabled ($x=y$). I think it's best enable it to be consistent with the main site.

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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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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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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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Is there MathJax support on the chat?

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

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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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Although this question seems to be new to M.MO, @MartinSleziak points out several related posts on Meta.MSE.
I was curious about the diagrammatic magic of @YaakovBaruch's recent comment, and so ...

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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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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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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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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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I have some issue with the math font for quite some time now. And it only happens on this very site, and not on any other site.
Some of the letters, some of the time, don't render part of the top ...

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Users with sufficiently high reputation have access to a "tools" page, which I like a lot. However, sometimes I find that the $\rm\TeX$ doesn't render properly. What is particularly puzzling ...

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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: ...

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I'm not sure if this has been reported elsewhere. See for example Fred Kline's comment on quid's answer at https://mathoverflow.net/questions/104608/need-help-defining-placeholders-for-primes
The ...

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MathJax, at least as used on MO, recognises many multi-line environments, like {multline}, {align}, and ...

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Do you think it would be feasible / possible to put together a basic header file of "standard" LaTeX macros that we might be able to use when typing up MO questions or answers? I mean, basic objects ...

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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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In revision 2 of Number of permutations in $S_{a + b}$ with $\operatorname{maj}(\pi) = b$ and $\operatorname{maj}(\pi^{-1}) = b$, I edited an equation that had been manually given the label ...

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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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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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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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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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When \newcommand is used, it is somewhat common that it is used in such a way that the (rendered) post starts with a blank line.
While this is minor, it is still ...

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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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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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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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Question : Is it possible to use tikzcd code in MO posts?
There are information for drawing diagrams using AMScd
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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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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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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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The backticks that were used to circumvent MathJax problems on MO 1.0 were removed in questions and answers.
However, it appears that the comments were not affected by this fix and thus display ...

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Does this question Basic algebra of $\mathcal{O}_0(\mathfrak{sl}_n(\mathbb{C}))$ — Reference request look like this for anyone else?:
Those squares are supposed to be \mathcal{O}'s. As far as I can ...

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In the following screen capture, take a look at the region delimited by the red rectangle: notice how it extends too much to the right, such that a part of it becomes hidden by the yellow page element....