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

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Which Stack Exchange sites use MathJax?

As the title says, I could use an exhaustive list of all Stack Exchange sites that use MathJax. If the list included any site-specific customizations made to the MathJax configuration on each site, ...
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MathJax not rendering properly in comment on mobile-sized screen

MathJax is not rendering properly in the comment of this post. Original comment: In mobile view:
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Is there a 'Mathematics' Stack Exchange-like editor with an option to save drafts?

I really like the ease of use to type LaTeX and general text in the Mathematics text editor. I was wondering if the same editor has been implemented somewhere else where someone could use it for ...
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Live refresh doesn't render MathJax (again)

This old bug is back: this is how the recently active questions page on Math.SE looked like after clicking '1 question with new activity': and this is how it should look like, and actually does after ...
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In 2022, what actually happens to a candidate question for the HNQ when MathJax is in the title? (e.g. edit changing n=25 to "$n=25$")

For my recently asked Physics SE question How can an $n=25$ Rydberg state exist in a solid? What does the wave function look like? an edit was made changing n=25 to "$n=25$". Presumably this ...
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MathJax formula has extraneous line breaks on the user profile page

MathJax formulas can have extraneous line breaks on the user profile page. An example from https://math.stackexchange.com/users/24265/franck-dernoncourt?tab=topactivity: It was tested with Chrome on ...
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Prerequisites to enable mhchem on a site

mhchem offers some advantages with respect to MathJax when writing chemical formulas and so on. What are the prerequisites that need to be satisfied in order to have mhchem enabled on a given site?
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Answers on Careers.SE look different [closed]

My answers are being misrepresented on careers.stackoverflow.com... Here's how they look on careers: Here's how they're supposed to look: Weird font change for quoted text, and no mathjax support ...
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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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Chemistry equation \ce modifier works in a non chem SE site's posts, but not in search results. Should we consider it "working" and start using it?

In Space Exploration SE there are a lot of questions related to chemistry (mostly production and combustion of rocket propellants and air/water for people) and after six years there I just this moment ...
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What delimiters work for MathJax?

I thought I knew a thing or two about post formatting, but these posts on the two Mathematics sites surprised me: Vector Convolution? (Mathematics SE) and Vector convolution? (MathOverflow). The first ...
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Revision history and suggested edits pages don't recognize non-standard MathJax delimiters

A follow up of What delimiters work for MathJax?: the question Vector convolution? on MathOverflow contains some non-standard MathJax delimiters: \begin{equation} and \end{equation}. They are ...
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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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MathJax layout problems persist in "All actions" tab and review queues

I'm seeing a strange MathJax layout problem on Cross Validated. Here's an example from the "All actions" tab of a user profile, but I've also seen it in the review queues as well. This ...
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MathJax inconsistency between preview and rendered post

I cannot show it here or in the Sandbox directly since there is no MathJax on Meta.SE. There is a Sandbox in Cryptgraphy Meta that one can test there; just click edit and see the difference. The ...
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Yet another error of "Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code"

I feel like I've found and read through all the relevant posts on Meta about this error, but I still can't resolve this error! I have about 6 equations in double-dollar-signs, several in single-dollar-...
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How do I type a diameter symbol on MathJax-enabled sites?

Is there a directive for a diameter symbol ⌀ in MathJax? The internet mentions \diameter but that seems to require some package (wasysym? or something) that isn't supported here and so doesn't work. ...
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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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The lack of MathJax in chat [duplicate]

This is shocking. This is a lack of basic literacy. Obviously MathJax is needed in chat.
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How can I make newline and align the equation of the math equation in CrossValidated?

I want to input a math equation in CrossValidated like this: But I want a version of vectorized latex equation, not an image like above (you can zoom in the webpage to validate it). When I input the ...
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How should I represent/display pseudo code in Stack Exchange?

This semester I'm attending a course on Algorithms and Data Structures. I will probably have a few questions to post to Computer Science or Mathematics. The slides of my teacher use math symbols such ...
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The $ sign introduced with \ wreaks havoc the MathJax rendering [duplicate]

On a MathJax-enabled website, it's supposed to be possible to enter a LaTeX $ as \$, but it does not work consistently inside a formula delimited by $$ at start and end. For example, on crypto-SE or ...
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MathJax text broken along several lines in post titles (in review queues)

I have noticed a problem concerning the use of MathJax in titles of questions that appear in review queues, and this has been happening for some time. Consider, for instance, this question. It uses ...
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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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Dollar sign becomes MathJax on top network posts

This is basically the same issue as these (all of them are status-completed at the moment): Dollar sign used as currency renders incorrectly in Android app Dollar signs breaks formatting of 'Hot ...
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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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MathJax sometimes doesn't work in older-style duplicate links

Take a look at Showing $f'(x) = f(x)$ implies an exponential function: The Mathjax fails in duplicate links on duplicate questions closed prior to February 2013 that include HTML escaped characters. ...
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Comment spread all over the webpage — unable to edit, unable to delete

I wrote a comment to this question on math-stack-exchange. The browser (both Chrome and Firefox) didn't take it very well, and spread it all over the webpage, such that both the 'edit' option and the ...
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Math Processing Error

Today while voting to close this post as duplicate, the earlier posts were shown with [Math Processing Error] in red. I tried in both Windows PC(Chrome) and in Android phone in Full-site mode, both ...
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How to fix the visualization of latex equations in dark mode (SO)?

Recently, I was reading a post on SO including LaTex equations, and it happens that in dark mode the visualization of the math is not well implemented... A quick solution would be to change the ...
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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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Show a preview of the title when editing/asking - at least on the MathJax sites

When you are asking a question - or making a suggested edit - you can see the preview of the post, but not a preview of the title. This does not matter that much on the sites without MathJax - after ...
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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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LaTeX incorrectly parsed in search results [duplicate]

I noticed that sometimes LaTeX is incorrectly parsed in the search result pages. For example, the first result for https://math.stackexchange.com/search?q=arma right now looks like this, where the end ...
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Any chance of MathJax in chat?

It would be really nice to be able to use MathJaX (math formulas) in chat. Not specially for formulae, but for things like $V_{CC}$ in electronics chat would be very useful.
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How do I write equations on Math.SE?

I have checked the Mathematics Stack Exchange site, and have noticed equation syntax on the questions. Is there a guide or link of how to write these formulas?
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Weird line break in LaTeX formula

This answer appeared in HNQ and has unwanted line breaks in the LaTeX formulas as you can see. The author of the answer confirms that the breaks are not intended. For some reason the issue disappears ...
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Winter hat showing up in math expressions [duplicate]

Noticed a small bug in Mathematics Stack Exchange, though perhaps it might exist anywhere using MathJax. The winter hat (in this case, "Gimme Space") shows up inside the rendered expressions....
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Can we get a preview for titles when writing questions?

On sites like Physics SE or Mathematics SE, it is not uncommon that you have to write formulas in the question title. I know this is discouraged because most people don't search for: "How can it ...
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Rendering bug with backslash and dollar sign on MathJax-enabled sites

Typing `\$` on a MathJax-enabled site renders \\\$ instead of the expected \$ On the preview, the rendering is also wrong, but it only renders \\$, as can be seen in the following screenshot: This ...
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MathJax rendering bug with escaped dollar sign (\$), apparently only on crypto.SE

Screenshot: Offending Markdown: (see also live in this post revision on crypto.SE) > $$\left|\Pr_{k\leftarrow_\$\ \{0,1\}^n}[\mathcal{A}(1^n, F(k,-))=1] - \Pr_{f\leftarrow_\$\ \{0,1\}^n\to\{0,1\}^...
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How do I enter formulas on 'Mathematics' or 'Theoretical Computer Science'? [duplicate]

The help icon only leads to a general Markdown reference. The way to enter formulas should be mentioned, preferably in a separate section and with a link to a Tex reference.
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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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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 \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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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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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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