# Questions tagged [mathjax]

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

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### Why do `* *`s and `** **`s stop being recognised at some point, and how can I fix the resulting inadvertent vandalism?

I recently submitted an edit to Another notion of exactness: how to refine it, and where does it fit? to replace hand-rolled commutative diagrams with AMScds, since ...

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### What is a supported use of \hfill?

According to Supported TeX/LaTeX commands, \hfill is supported. However, as expected, it doesn't work in ordinary text \hfill ; and using it in math mode seems to ...

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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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### Backticks breaking MathJax in comments

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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### Editor is not rendering the equations correctly

I haven't asked a question on Mathoverflow or Mathstackexchange but after while I decided to do so I have realized that the editor has got significantly worse. First of all it is significantly slower ...

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### Missing brackets in $\{x\}$ in drafts, not missing in the final question/product

I am using the latest version of Firefox on Linux (bodhi linux) as well as Mac and Windows.
Some $\LaTeX$ is not typeset correctly in MathOverflow: whenever I type a set, like the singleton $\{x\}$, ...

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### Long display style formulae extend too much to the right with some renderers

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....

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### How can I see the line length available for long mathematical expressions in posting on MO?

In typing up a question (or answer) on MO, I try to format a long mathematical expression so that it fits in one line. When I meet with apparent success, as shown in the wysiwyg box underneath the box ...

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### Screwed up LaTeX when presenting edited posts for approval [duplicate]

In about one of every 4 cases when I am asked to approve an edit, the comparison page that shows the suggested edits suffers from incorrect rendering of LaTeX, which often makes both the original and ...

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### Adding \LaTeX to old questions and answers

Maybe some context in the beginning. It is my second year in university so I am far away to be good enough to answer questions here, but from time to time I enjoy reading questions and answers. I ...

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### A MathJax/LaTeX question

In This question, the following appears:
$$[0,2] \times \left[0,4-\sqrt{3}\right] \times \left[0,4-\sqrt{3}\right] \times \mathop{\Large\times}_{i=1}^{k-3}[0,2]$$
Thinking that that last $\times$ ...

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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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### Latex software used by MO

What is the software used by MO to "render" Latex? Is it an outside solution or a software that has been written specifically? Interesting is that I understand that it doesn't produce images but texts ...

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### `\eqref` across posts

While editing @Ruy's answer to How can one define a kind of "determinant" on a reduced group $C^*$ algebra?, I tried to insert an \eqref to the equation ...

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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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### Double overline renders poorly, except in MathML

A post Mathematical formulation of beam: get stress/strain from forces and momentum uses \overline{\overline{…}}. The results below are mostly from Safari 16.1 on ...

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### MathJax \newcommand appears persistent across the whole page

Probably this is known.
MathJax \newcommand appears to be persistent
across the whole page, including the question + all answers.
This potentially might cause ...

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### A mathjax issue with stars in super/subscripts

I encountered Topos associated to a category with glowing-red \*s in it. When trying to edit them out I discovered that whenever I try to replace an ...

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### Why doesn't the prime in $\sum_n'$ sit flush against the summation symbol?

The TeX snippets $\sum_n'$ \sum_n' and $\sum_n^\prime$ \sum_n^\prime should (as with all things TeX, barring trickery) be ...

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### MathJax in edited question title gets badly mis-parsed in diff view

A recent question received an edit to its MathJax, including in the title. Viewing the diff in the edit history, the edited MathJax in the title gets very badly mis-parsed in the diff view, as shown ...

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### Limits on overflowed integrals are too far away from the integral sign

I edited Multiplying divergent integrals using Hardy fields approach to put equations clearly meant to be displayed in display mode. Once I did so, one of the equations exhibited very strange spacing,...

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### Occasionally reproducible bug with macro definitions in a draft post affecting macro use in comments

In the course of a discussion involving using MathJax to re-define macros, I couldn't recall if MathJax obeys a \newcommand for an already-defined macro, and so ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Writing a bar on top of a number

I want to write a question in which I have a bar on top of a number or letter to represent a recurring digit. however, I can't find any options to write the particular digit, even when I search the ...

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### MathJax equivalent of `<strike></strike>`

I recently tried to edit an old question x-th moment method that had got bumped to the front page for other reasons. The post had an equation that was meant to be, and maybe at one point was, struck ...

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### Why is there unexpected space at the beginning of a paragraph in an answer?

In @GabeK's nice answer to @JonBannon's question Each mathematician has only a few tricks, there is unexpected space at the beginning of the third paragraph:
My first thought was that there might be ...

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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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### 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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### Integral sign cut off in Safari

I am using Safari version 16.1 with the HTML-CSS renderer. A displayed formula in the post Convergence by parameter involving inf renders as follows:
This happens even with extensions disabled, but ...

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### `\DeclareMathOperator` at the beginning of a comment disables some link parsing

In a comment of the form $\DeclareMathOperator\a{a}$Here's a [link](http://mathoverflow.net) and [another link](http://mathoverflow.net) $\a$, neither link is ...

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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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### Including a hash character (#) in a math equation causes it to not render (in new-question page)

I want to ask a question about a paper that uses this notation:
However, when I typeset it in MathJax with ...

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### mathcal notation fails to render in Chrome

I recently noticed that "\mathcal" no longer renders. Example post
but it renders fine in Safari
Chrome: 111.0.5563.146 (Official Build) (x86_64)
Safari: Version 16.4 (18615.1.26.11.22)
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### In Safari on macOS, a numbered list beginning with a displayed equation swallows the number

This bug report did not originally mention the platform and the renderer. I originally put them at the end, but it occurs to me that they're more useful up front. Thanks to @DavidRoberts and @...

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### AMScd columns not aligning

The code
\require{AMScd}\begin{CD}
0 @>>> \mathbf D(C) \\
0 @>>> M
\end{CD}
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$$\require{AMScd}\begin{CD}
0 @>>> \mathbf D(C) \\
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### Braces are not rendered in MathJax in the preview of a question

I am using Firefox 94.0.1, with no user scripts. I have a few add-ons, which I can list if needed, but, since the behaviour does not always occur, they cannot always be interfering. My renderer is <...

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### Math-mode formula in comment breaks incorrectly across lines

In the following comment, both summands should appear before the period:
The source for the comment is:
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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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### 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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### MathJax ignores a `\tag` in an `{equation}` containing a `{split}`

The following snippet, when compiled as part of a LaTeX document with appropriate packages loaded, would produce a numbered (well, \tagged) equation:
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### Why would an equation render on preview and in an external TeX compiler, but not in post?

I know the general phenomenon is that rendering of previews differs from rendering of posts, but, presumably, the goal is to minimise unnecessary discrepancies—and that, in particular, non-esoteric ...

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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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### No MathJax line wrapping in Firefox

Example:
Chrome, for comparison:
Happens on Windows 10, both browsers are up to date.
Should I use the bug tag?
Does anybody else encounter this? Can it be something on my side?
After the question ...

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### How do backticks, escaped backticks, and math mode interact, in posts and comments?

I know I can escape backticks, like `.
I though I could escape backticks within backticks, as I did in a comment, but it's not working here: a\b`. See a comment ...

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### Some arrows in commutative diagrams in comments are wrongly interpreted as @-notifications; and a bonus question about CDs on MMO

I left the following comment on Pullbacks in this category of vector spaces are intersections:
Are the morphisms in your category isometries? Otherwise, I'm not sure why the category is left ...

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### Badges appear to have disappeared [duplicate]

It looks like badges are no longer showing on users when browsing questions/answers:
The badges appear while the pages loads, but as soon as the mathjax fully loads, they disappear. Checking other SE ...

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### A super easy way to speed up MathJax loading with LocalCDN add-on

I found a very neat way to speed up MathJax execution times and I thought about sharing it with everyone here. Typically whenever I start my browser I have to load up all of these MathJax resources ...