This could be seen either as a bug or a discussion point, but the long and short is: TeX is busted in the mobile application.

I understand that it's a heavy requirement, but the support for TeX is already widespread throughout the different platforms—so much so that even the mobile browsers support it (it just takes a while for it to load). It would be very nice to have this same level of support in the mobile app.

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    As you mentioned - this is a desire of ours but one we have punted on for the moment. This is a HUGE project. Aug 7, 2013 at 18:52
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    Wow.. yes, this is both INTERESTING and HUGE... Are you planning to do it on the server (pre-rendering latex as images), on the client (using a Java library tex.stackexchange.com/questions/41609/…), or re-using your JS library in Android somehow? Aug 8, 2013 at 8:39
  • @GeoffDalgas: Could you perhaps make the app open the browser when the user tries to open a math.stackexchange page? Because for math.stackexchange LaTeX is really essential. Sep 4, 2013 at 12:10
  • Please do not implement what moose said... As a nearly exclusively Math.SE user, it would nearly defeat the purpose of the app for me. I can sight-read most LaTeX, anyway (and I'd wager many Math.SE users can as well), so I'd rather leave the questions opening in the app, rather than opening in a browser.
    – apnorton
    Feb 16, 2014 at 4:17


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