First of all, I did my job and used the search engine. I read follwing questions/posts:
- LaTeX on Stack Overflow?
- Why is LaTeX math support on CSTheory so different from that of MathOverflow?
- There should be universal LaTeX/MathJax guide for sites supporting it
- Implement an API call to display LaTeX as inline image
- LaTeX rendering delay
- TeX math markup is sorely needed
- Adding support for math notation
- Can we have a ruling on LaTeX on Stack Overflow?
- Stackoverflow should have Latex Syntax Highlighting
I'm sorry if I did not read all comments, but I read many things out of this posts. And I do not get an answer out of these questions.
Why isn't LaTeX supported?
The answer often given is "as it is an extremely heavy dependency". I do not understand this argument? Which dependency? I know if you think of jsMath then there is a dependency of that.
But is that better to be depended on a library then of forcing users to use external image generation sites for displaying their equations?
What should be done with generated images?
So now there isn't any LaTeX support. This leads into the fact, that different libraries are used to generate images in posts. Most of them are linked and so there is a dependency to these sites, to support this in future too. If one of these sites get offline, then you got the same problem like with pictures not hosted on Imgur.
So should a user use another library to generate a picture, upload it then to imgur and use it in post? Or is linking just fine and we handle the risk of loosing information?
Why is there this focus on jsMath?
I do not have problems, if Stack Overflow uses an image generated way. Or if the image dialogue supports a third tab with "LaTeX" and this uses an external library to generate his LaTeX encoding and it automatically uploads it on Imgur...
My problem now is, that I do not know how I should present my mathematical problems in the correct way on Stack Overflow. And I think it is sometimes better to present a problem in a mathematical way than in a coding way, because a problem (algorithm) could be presented in different languages...
And to sum this up, I do not get why LaTeX, which could solve that problem, isn't supported on Stack Overflow :)
So thanks for your answers, and I hope it also helps other people understanding the "LaTeX situation" on Stack Overflow :D