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MathJax is a JavaScript engine for displaying mathematics, available on some Stack Exchange sites.

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MathJax \newcommand in question titles is incorrectly scoped to the entire page, unlike in posts and comments

There are many sites in the network where MathJax is enabled. In MathJax we can also define macros - which can be used basically as shortcuts. However, some problems might be caused by such macros, ...
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Longer MathJax display equations are cut off on the right side when using “Common HTML”

Update: Thanks to Rob's comment about Davide's answer, I realized I forgot that I had changed my MathJax renderer from the default "HTML-CSS" to "Common HTML" a few days ago. ...
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On the unanswered questions tab, when refreshing due to a new question, MathJax on the page does not render

The title says it all. Recently, a problem was fixed where when an answer was edited, clicking on the answer to refresh resulted in MathJax in the answer not rendering. The same issue happens on the ...
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Edit approval dialog - MathJax not rendered

When reviewing an edit on Physics SE I noticed that an edit made to replace an image of mathematics with MathJax (the preferred choice on Physics SE) was not shown properly when the rendered output ...
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Stack Exchange sites with MathJax incorrectly crop the zoomed version of LaTeX

Stack Exchange sites that support MathJax sometimes can not handle heavy equations / a lot of symbols such as a to the power of b to the power of c etc...: The symbols get too small. Now this is of ...
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Hyperlinks not handled in comments in interaction with MathJax followed by some specific characters

On at least some¹ MathJax-enabled websites, in a comment² with a MathJax sequence immediately followed by a / or + (but not a space or a -), a subsequent [text](url) is mishandled if followed by ...
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Rendering a question containing MathJax makes for a really jumpy experience

As you can see in this animation (slowed down to 50% of original speed) rendering this page that has MathJax enabled is a really jumpy experience. There are a two things that play into this: There is ...
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Misleading text in editing help on sites where MathJax is delimited with \$

Credits to Electrical Engineering user @MarcusMüller who reported it here: Help page about embedding LaTeX is wrong, needs fixin', but it's an issue on more sites: Code Review Electrical ...
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Microsoft Edge browser can't display certain SE pages and sometimes abruptly exits when editing, but apparently only when involving MathJax

Over the past few weeks, using 64-bit Microsoft Edge 44.18362.449.0 on Windows 10, I've had occasional problems where the page would display initially, clear itself and then show the following One ...
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Enable blackboard bold TeX macros \N, \Z, \Q, \R, \C for ℕ, ℤ, ℚ, ℝ, ℂ () in MathJax configuration

In math, i.e. at math.stackexchange and mathoverflow, the blackboard bold symbols for: ℕ — Natural Numbers ℤ — Integers ℚ — Rational Numbers ℝ — Real Numbers ℂ — Complex Numbers are used very ...
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Include variable names and formula in LaTeX style

I have some lengthy discussions and detailed questions in other threads and need to include formulas or just variable names which are not clearly readable in plain text. Example: V_CE should look ...
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Find the right site to ask a question [duplicate]

Where can I find the place to ask my question? I'm looking for a way to copy a web page with its LaTeX commands. The page is in HTML with MathJax. I tried the Stack Overflow site, but no answer ...
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Cannot post question using specific MathJax because of warning about missing code formatting

On Mathematica SE, this snippet couldn't be submitted as a question some text... some more text.... $$ \rho_h(f)=R_h(f)/R_0(f) $$ The error was Your post appears to contain ...
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Render MathJax in tag excerpts when asking a question

Tag wiki excerpts support MathJax, on sites where it's turned on. That is, except on an important place, when editing a question: Both the tag popup and the tag info page do show rendered MathJax:
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URL in Array mode (MathJax)

I'm trying to build a table with MathJax where one column is going to contain an external link. Unfortunately, as I can see in the math mode (MathJax) the link does not occur. It displayed in math ...
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Can we get the MathJax reference link fixed?

The MathJax reference that is linked in the help box below a new answer is broken. How can that be fixed? Should electronics meta have a tutorial like the math meta tutorial or perhaps link there ...
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Comments missing timestamp and MathJaX in Firefox ESR 52 (2019) [duplicate]

Similar symptoms to the last year's problem Comment timestamp is not showing in Firefox ESR and Comments with MathJax not rendered on Firefox ESR and same workarounds: Either, open and close the Web ...
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Next math renderer MathJax v3 versus KaTeX?

Currently, the Stack Exchange sites use MathJax v2 (see Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax? for list of sites) which slowly becomes obsolete as new version 3.0.0 is in the last beta. Since MathJax ...
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LaTeX commands are displayed [closed]

Why can I see both math formulas and their LaTeX commands on Stack Exchange websites? For example, the following post from What is the probability mass function of the scaled Poisson ...
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MathJax {alignat}: Typo in Warning

Minor bug/typo: Warning should say Argument to \begin{alignat} must be a positive integer, instead of ... must me a ... as shown below during an edit. (taken from Bin Packing with Relational ...
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How can I draw geometric shapes in my question?

I am not familiar with MathJax format. Can I draw simple geometric shapes in my question, without uploading a picture?
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Syntax highlight and MathJax is not rendered after reloading an edited post [duplicate]

I don't know how long this has been happening, but I recently noticed what seems to be a regression: after clicking the "An edit has been made to this post" banner that appears when a question or an ...
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Why am I seeing a comment in red color, blocking access to the flag button?

Nat comment on Operation Unz̖̬̜̺̬a͇͖̯͔͉l̟̭g͕̝̼͇͓̪͍o̬̝͍̹̻, when copy-pasted, looks like: @L.F. Too late... ...far too late... Too late... ...far too late... ...
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MathJax in the list of similar questions (when asking questions)

As I learned from some more experienced users, there is A-B testing with different display of similar questions (which used to be called "Questions that may already have your answer"). This was ...
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Bordermatrix doesn't seem to work

Help of the Cross Validated says that "Cross Validated uses MathJax to render LaTeX." and the "Learn more" link leads to this site, where (under the Matrices point) you can find an example for ...
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What are the technical difficulties that would be caused by MathJax in chat?

There were many discussions about MathJax in chat both on this meta and on per-site-metas. (One of the main arguments why it might be useful seems to be that comments are rendered differently when ...
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How do you do summation notation in MathJax? [closed]

For example, sum for every k from 0 to n. How would I do this properly in MathJax format on a site that supports MathJax?
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Notify about an edit when it changes MathJax, even if not “substantive”

I think that whenever a post gets edited by someone other than the person who wrote it and when the edit changes a MathJax formula, then, no matter how small the change was technically, the author of ...
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How can I see the post rendering without MathJax formatting?

While I'm studying Math, Physics or any other topics which uses a lot of formulas, I'm taking notes using Anki which supports MathJax formating. Since I'd like my notes to be properly formated, I want ...
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Is it possible to write upright Greek letters on Stack Exchange (in math mode)?

I'd like to write all mathematical constants (this includes some Greek letters) in upright style – here on Stack Exchange (math mode). Is it possible to write an upright pi, for example? If so, how to ...
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MathJax wrongly rendered when used as alt text for image

When MathJax is used within the alt text of an image, like this: ![test $2$][1] the rendered result will show the MathJax 'outside' the image: Interestingly, the preview renders the image correctly,...
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MathJax is (inappropriately) parsed in Markdown diffs

I just noticed that this diff (select "side-by-side markdown" mode if it's not already selected) is showing MathJax where it doesn't belong: (MathJax right-click menu included to show that those ...
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Add a horizontal scrollbar to MathJax formula blocks

MathJax formula blocks (i.e. $$these$$, not single-dollar-sign $inline$ mathjax) sometimes get wide, especially when they're arrays. Wide formulae don't play nicely with the responsive design though ...
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MathJax error on Android app

Undefined control sequence \pu As far as I can tell, this is something that is supposed to render correctly. I didn't open the page in the browser, but it is being used in both the question and the ...
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Is there some way to get MathJax to display this complete equation nicely (and not into the margin)?

In this answer I have a long equation. I've artificially broken it up into three terms t = A (B + C) so it doesn't boggle the mind when transcribing. However when I tried to display it completely, it ...
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MathJax issues in Reopen Votes review queue

When reviewing Reopen Votes on questions which have been edited, the behaviour of MathJax is a little bit different than on the regular Q&A pages. For example, the side-by-side markdown view shows ...
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How to ask a mathematics question using the right symbols and operators?

I am not able to use some special symbols like for theta, alpha and all similar symbols. Also, how to get on with the exponent and fraction?
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Editing help sometimes mysteriously lacks LaTeX information

On some sites, e.g. https://meta.stackexchange.com/editing-help, there is help for LaTeX, and on some sites LaTeX information is mysteriously absent with no explanation. Why? This can lead a user (...
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Learning to write code for Stack Exchange maths questions? [duplicate]

I am new to Stack Exchange and I wish to know the methods, people use in this community. For example, I saw many maths questions written in codes. Where can I learn to write those codes?
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Is it possible to render MathJax for chats in Android Web browser? [duplicate]

I have searched for it and found that I have to run a link like this (RenderJax) which I found here. I have to bookmark this link and open it whenever I want to render MathJax in chat. But the ...
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On dollar signs in the user Location field, and character limits on overlong Locations displayed in the Users page

Here's one of the weirder bugs I've seen in some time: I have no idea why the user in question chose to enter... whatever that string is, as their location. I don't really care - I think it's ...
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Escaping $ with \$ to avoid MathJax doesn't render properly on iOS app

Following the enabling of MathJax on 3D Printing Stack Exchange I've edited this post by replacing the $$ with \$\$, so that the system doesn't think the user intended to start a MathJax block. This ...
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Weird behaviour when using two (2) $ signs? [duplicate]

Over at Worldbuilding I posted this answer and included: * Build a $1 Billion home ([Mukesh Ambani](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antilia_(building))) * Build a $1.2 Billion Yacht ([Roman Abramovich](...
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How to use MathJax on the mobile web chat?

How do I make MathJax work on the mobile web chat without using Tampermonkey?
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Backticks don't render correctly on sites with MathJax enabled

Typing \` `text` produces ` `text` rather than the expected ` text on sites with MathJax enabled. The bug is visible in the preview and the final output.
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MathJax + Markdown rendering in comments

The following comment (edited down from a real-world example) "$\cong$—spacer *italics* spacer—$\mapsto$" should render roughly as "≅—spacer italics spacer—↦", but, on MathJax-enabled sites like ...
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How to write question offline for Math Stack Exchange?

I have recently downloaded MathJax-2.7.4 and successfully rendered test HTMLs. Then I save the webpage https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/ask offline to write the question. But when I ...
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Broken Mathjax from Math site in HNQ

I saw this Math question (now deleted) in the Hot Network Questions: (This screenshot is of the Stackexchange.com Hot Questions list.) The title is also illegible on all sites when it appears in the ...
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Using advanced textbox in place of MathJax

MathJax is pretty hard for new users to understand and hence they are not able to ask their questions properly. I suggest to use an advanced textbox in the ask question section so that they can ...
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Help users transform images with math to TeX formulas (there is free software for this)

On sites like CrossValidated (but I guess this applies also to the math sites etc.) we often have users who post math formulas as pictures, rather then using TeX formatting that is supported by the ...