# Questions tagged [mathjax]

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

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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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### Diagrams in MathJax via xypic.js

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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### 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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### MathJax in suggested edits

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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### Double backslashes

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Please enable the AMScd package by default

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

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

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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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### Where is the off switch for the concurrent preview now?

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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### Why is LaTeX not displaying correctly? [duplicate]

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Which Latex / MathJax features do we need or want to have supported on the site?

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Where is the canonical place to submit Mathjax bug reports?

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

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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 ...