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Some equations have nested fractions and radicals e.g.:

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(which is the relationship of temperature between a planet and a star based on a radiative energy balance)

Mathjax renders the equation this size:

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which makes it hard to read some variables. I am wondering: is any way to increase the size of the font?

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    $\begingroup$ looks like using "\cfrac" instead of "\frac" will help quite a bit with this specific example; still curious if there's font size control though $\endgroup$ – pentane Jan 20 '15 at 20:04
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It seems MathJax supports size Latex commands:

  • \tiny, \scriptsize, \footnotesize, \small, \normalsize (default), \large, \Large (capital "L"), \LARGE (all caps), \huge, \Huge (capital "H")

Which go from smallest to largest. A quick test showed that \large or \Large worked rather well for the equation you have above (getting larger might be just too much).

However, a temporary fix (for you only) is as follows:

  1. Right click on any MathJax equations in any post
  2. Select Math Settings
  3. Select the last option, Scale all math...
  4. Enter any number you want in the pop-up

Note that this applies site-wide (I believe that it edits your JavaScript file) but, again, for you only.

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  • $\begingroup$ Exactly what I was looking for, thank you! $\endgroup$ – pentane Jan 20 '15 at 20:34

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