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How can I text in between “dollar signs” on MSE.

Suppose I have to write $\sum a_g$ such that $g \in G$ then can I start with "dollar sign" and then write whole thing and end "dollar sign" in last without italicising or any effect on my text "such ...
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Why use oldstyle numbers? It's inconsistent with MathJax [duplicate]

Writing numbers in the main text produces oldstyle numbers: 0123456789, while typing the same numbers in "math mode" produces modern style numbers: $0123456789$. While I'm a big fan of oldstyle ...
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MathJax tries to render “side-by-side markdown” when Fast Preview is enabled

When I have enabled "fast preview" in the MathJax context menu "Math Settings $\to$ Math Renderer $\to$ Fast Preview", MathJax will attempt to render formulas in the "side-by-side markdown" comparison ...
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mathjax stops when I'm editing this question

I'm encountering this strange behave of the mathjax-system with this question . Everything is fine if I refresh this page in my browser (Firefox) ; but when I start editing the text then the preview ...
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Repeating decimal sign

Is there a way to type the repeating decimal sign on top of a number on the Mathematics Stack Exchange site? I have a question I want to ask about a repeating decimal and I want to improve the ...
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Personalised $\LaTeX$ commands for users

I'm definitely not the first to think about having the possibility users having personalised $LaTeX$ \newcommands (see e.g. here). But I thought of another way to ...
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MathJax v2.5 beta released

Today we are entering the public beta phase of MathJax v2.5. This release focused on improving rendering speed and MathML support. The 2.5 release improves the speed of the HTML-CSS output by 30-40% ...
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What is the incentive to use MathJax

I've been wondering about MathJax and the site's polcy towards it recently. I am talking about questions which are otherwise good and up to site standards, but are formatted either without MathJax or ...
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MathJax: Set same font size in fractions

What I'm looking for is that all numbers that are not exponentials have the same font size (the same as the paragraph they are in). Currently when testing this, I try using two fractions within a ...
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Circumventing displayed equation ban in titles

Using block equations in titles is dissallowed and will be automatically caught. But one can circumvent this ban by using ...
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Inconsistent preview and output of maths in spoiler blocks

I was writing an answer to a question on the main site, and using spoiler blocks as part of the answer. Several of the spoiler blocks include MathJaX with $$ and ...
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LaTeX: newcommand not working?

Image attached: I recently tried using the newcommand but like always it often doesn't render the \int or the integration sign, ...
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Saving MathJax file drafts

Questions/answers are available here on line. However how do we save them in a separate MathJax directory to read them later off line?
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MathJax Color fights Hidden Text and Wins!

It appears that using MathJax color in a hidden text block "pokes through" the hidden environment. I don't believe this is desired behavior, so I'm reporting as a bug.
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Simple Alignment to the Left [duplicate]

Yesterday I posted a question here followed by a Post Script. How do I align the equations in the Post Script by the "=" signs, just like "someone you know" did when responding to me? The following is ...
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How to draw simple lattice diagrams (MathJax syntax)

I recently asked a question on TeX SE about how to draw lattice diagrams with MathJax (as in, the TeX commands for creating one, once I already drew it on paper and know what it should look like). ...
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LaTeX a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicated

Is it normal for the LaTeX to be a jumbled mess when flagging as a duplicate? In case it isn't all systems, I am on a Linux system with Firefox 34.0.
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Ability to View Answers in LaTeX

Is there an option or can one be implemented so that new users like myself can view the "source code" of others answers. Obviously there are many tutorials in which we can find the correct commands, ...
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Why don't the following math delimiters work on the site \( \[?

I was wondering why \( and \[ math delimiters dont work or are not allowed on the site? I know they are capable of working in ...
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Hover underline styles behave oddly with multi-line mathematical expressions in title, such as $\dfrac{72_8!}{18_2!}=4^x$

I took this screenshot while hovering my cursor over the first question. As you can see, the dotted underline cuts through the denominator of the fraction. Looks like a CSS bug.
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How to start new line on MSE?

Suppose I am writing something like- "Not only will two students need to raise a baby together, but they will need to do so while living together for two weeks#. Two weeks of Lane Evans and Dawn ...
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Encouraging the use of MathJax in questions

Questions without $\LaTeX$ are pretty annoying and, even though the users might get motivated by seeing questions with it, shouldn't the site be more active encouraging its use? Is this a real ...
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Is there a way on MSE to search for previously asked questions using LaTeX code?

Before I post a question, I always try to see if it has been previously posted. But for some questions with mostly "math symbols" and few words, I find it difficult to search effectively. For example, ...
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Should I really edit Titles

I noticed that $\LaTeX$ is not used in title of following question Prove that $1 + 4 + 7 + · · · + 3n − 2 = n(3n − 1)/ 2$ Before I click edit button, I noticed that it has ...
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Dollars in the “Hot Network Questions” get mistakenly loaded by MathJax.

I've noticed that dollars in the “Hot Network Questions” get mistakenly loaded by MathJax, e.g.
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Mathjax 2.5 alpha

We have deployed the latest Mathjax 2.5 alpha on Math.SE. As with any beta release please post an answer to this question if you find any issues. We will be monitoring this thread closely along with ...
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Would HTML/Unicode formatting cause troubles?

Although, as of now, this comment collected 17 upvotes, I still hope that the thought was expressed not precisely enough. (Mis)typesetting like      b^2 - a^2 = (b+a)x(b-a) can induce vomit, many ...
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Unusual behavior of \\ in pmatrix environment

I found an unusual behavior of pmatrix environment when editing a post. Basically, when editing this question ...
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Is it okay to post solutions without using $\LaTeX$

Following question Now has two answers both written by same user, one of them without $\LaTeX$ Using an Integral to Solve for a Variable a I've also commented about using $\LaTeX$ and I got ...
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What's the markup for a right arrow with an f over it (example image included)?

How do I mark-up an arrow with an f over it?
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Comment rendered with MathJax overlapping text

I posted a comment to this thread, where I typed Can you add the same multiple of $2$ to $5$ and $17$ to make them both be either $1$ or $2$. The output is ...
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What is the problem with linking to the equation in MathJax tutorial?

When I try out the following: $$x^3+y^3=z^3 \tag{*} \label{*}$$ $$x^3+y^3=z^3 \tag{*} \label{*}$$ then \eqref{*} shows as it should. And if I enter the url ...
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My MathJaX font turned ugly all of a sudden

This last week while browsing this site my computer has displayed MathJaX really badly. Here is a screenshot from a random question: Here is a screenshot of the same question from my phone for ...
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Should MathJaX be pointed out to new users?

On a very regular basis we see new users that are not accustomed with the use of MathJaX on MSE. Sometimes even some users that aren't that new to the site. Most of us, when this happens, kindly bring ...
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Changing $dx$ to $\operatorname d\!x$

Seems like someone has gone on a bizarre edit spree, deciding to randomly change $dx$ to $\operatorname d\!x$ (with no other edits). This is purely a matter of stylistic choice, and I find it really ...
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Using LyX to write answers for posts

Whenever I want to write a solution to a question I write it in LyX. Then I go the the code (I can see it in the bottom of the page) and I copy-paste it into the site. There are small problems with ...
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Can anyone guide me on how to learn stackexchange language?

My exams are nearing and I have been posting question on vector calculus which are not answered yet because I'm writing in simple English. Many people have edited my questions. Kindly guide me on how ...
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Should latex be discouraged in titles

Something I have been wondering about. I have seen people remove latex from question titles, replacing it with a general phrase describing the kind of problem being solved. For example, instead of ...
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iOS 8 MathJax / safari browser bugs

When I use an iPad air under iOS 8.2 I experience two problems lately: large braces are shifted down 50% vertically, this seems to include the \left* \right* constructs, like | in this question. ...
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MathJax snippets for editor?

Often when typing lengthy equations in answers, I want to align them properly. This can be easliy achieved with a \begin{align*}...\end{align*} block, but typing ...
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Using block (displayed) equations in question titles

I tried to submit a question to math.SE, and received the following message: Why are block equations not allowed in question titles on Mathematics Stack Exchange? (To be honest, I don't even think ...
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double Latex tags (Open and Close) multiple times in title Broke Math.stackExchange.com sorry!

Sorry, I made the title in one of my questions contain $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ and it broke the page here: Possible new definition of Gamma (Euler-Mascheroni ...
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Latex not rendering properly in search

While searching for degrees of field extensions, I discovered that the Latex is not being rendered properly for this question, but only in the search. When I visit ...
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Strange behaviour of MathJax in comments [duplicate]

It happened to me a couple of times to see MathJax code not properly rendered in a comment. All occurrences I remember of were caused by a Control Sequence being cut off too soon, as the ...
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A MathJax alternative from Khan Academy

Khan Academy has just published KaTeX, a Math typesetting library. From what I can see on their site this seems to be pretty much a MathJax replacement with much better performance. The performance ...
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Bookmarklet plugin to speed up LaTeX macro typing

I've developed a little tool that assists in writing LaTeX macros. It works the same as the OSX press and hold accent picker. You press a key, and then there will appear a pop menu, with symbols ...
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How to write down the equations? [duplicate]

I am new at the website. I see that there are equations in many posts as well as in the answers. I can't write down this equation in this website. But I need to write it. This may seems to ...
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LaTeX formulae now look strange [duplicate]

A few days ago my internet browser (Google Chrome) was updated and formulae on MSE became strange. I didn't make my own screenshots earlier, but the change you can see below (I've found similar ...
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About your math inputting system. [duplicate]

Is there a pdf file listing all the symbol combinations to write 'square root' or indicate division or how to write special symbols , like Euler's function or the sigma symbol etc.?
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Issue with zoom feature in MathJax

I have noticed a curious bug in the way MathJax is setup on MSE. MathJax has feature to zoom its formulas via "Math Settings -> Zoom Trigger" menu option. I normally use this menu option and set ...