# 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### MathJax on Chat

Is there MathJax support on the chat?

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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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### Did mathcal stop working properly?

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

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

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### How is TeX rendered in edit summaries?

I recently edited a question Dynkin type classification for 2-dimensional hypersurfaces in non-commutative space, and entered as my edit summary "$<x,y>$ -> $\langle x,y\rangle$" <...

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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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### Can Mathjax preview be switched off?

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Is there a policy or consensus about corrections in punctuation or in MathJax usage?

$$\gcd(N/q^\alpha,\sigma(N/q^\alpha)) = \begin{cases} \dfrac{N}{q^\alpha \sigma(q^\alpha)}, & \alpha \equiv 0 \pmod 2 \\[8pt] \dfrac{2N}{q^\alpha \sigma(q^\alpha)}, & \alpha \equiv 1 \pmod 2 \...