When displaying search results, long titles are truncated. That's fine with me, but if the closing $ of a formula in the title is dropped, bad things happen:

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The same happens when the excerpt starts or ends in the middle of a formula.

Ending truncated formulae with \dots $ instead of should fix the issue.

I would agree that long formulae in titles are bad, but what can you do...

  • "What can you do", shorten them, or not apply them in the title. That's just my $.02. Feb 1, 2014 at 16:57
  • @MadaraUchiha: The issue still applies if you have short formulae in long titles (and bad luck) and those can't always be avoided.
    – Raphael
    Feb 1, 2014 at 20:32
  • I don't know how you guys do on Computer Science, but on Stack Overflow we actively discourage the use of code in titles, for example. Feb 1, 2014 at 20:33
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    @MadaraUchiha: We discourage it, too, but sometimes you have to choose between a meaninglessly generic title and one with formulae. That said, the issue applies to excerpts, and these are definitely supposed to contain formulae. (And, it's still a bug even for titles.)
    – Raphael
    Feb 1, 2014 at 20:36
  • This is still an issue, as can be seen with that same query.
    – Raphael
    Jun 8, 2015 at 13:55
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    This is still an issue on Mathematics SE.
    – user313042
    May 10, 2020 at 6:54


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