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Is there a standard place to point people to learn how to typeset their equations?

I've seen a number of questions in which the moderators change html equations into LaTeX, or else people writing in the comments that the site supports LaTeX. Do we have a standard place where we can ...
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Discouraging the use of textual screenshots in questions

[This was originally posted as an answer to another question and was transformed into a question following a comment to this effect.] To discourage rapid postings of the type alluded to in another ...
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Can we have a font which harmonizes better with MathJax?

It seems that we're somewhere in the queue for a site CSS adjustment, accompanied by the new profile pages. Since the CSS is getting a makeover, I would like to float this idea: can we change the font ...
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Is it possible to explain how to use LaTeX in questions / answers in the "How to format" help box?

After a bit of time using the site I can see people using lots of nice equations. But there's nothing in the "How to format" help box (or in the "full reference >>" link) saying how to do this. I got ...
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Enabling mhchem to write chemical formulas?

It would be nice to have mhchem enabled, by adding TeX: { extensions: ["mhchem.js"] } to the mathjax configuration. ...
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Please link the MathJax help to the Meta.Math.SE tutorial

The Ask a Question page shown to new users contains a lot of guidance, including a link to MathJax help: Now, there are strong UI reasons why this link is nowhere near as useful as we'd hope, but ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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How to deal with users that just won't use MathJax?

This is essentially a duplicate of 27153, from math.SE. I have noticed that there is a bunch of users that consistently refuse to use MathJax in their answers. One of these users, in particular, has ...
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Latex/MathJax question: How to number equations?

Is it possible to number equations when posting questions at physics stack exchange, or any other stack exchange site enabled with MathJax? I have tried ...
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The proposed changes to the text editor would break this site

You have probably seen already a link, on the Featured on Meta sidebar, to an announcement of an upcoming upgrade to the text editor on Stack Exchange, Opt-in alpha test for a new Stacks editor. As a ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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MathJax on Meta

Should/Can we have MathJax on meta? It would be useful to implement stuff like this proposal. I do know the argument that it makes pageloading slow, so I propose that it only be enabled if a post has ...
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The scope of \newcommand changed

It was pointed out earlier today on chat, by Martin Sleziak, that the scope of MathJax new commands changed at some point in the (recent?) past: it was switched for Math SE in January of last year and ...
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What is the Latex and MathJax, how can I write beautiful formulas in my posts?

I get regularly the feedback in comments to use Latex or MathJax. Also I would write beautiful formulas what I can do only on pen & paper. Where can I get info about these?
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Add a link and hint to use MathJax to the new question dialog

We like to see MathJax used on Physics SE for equations, but at present when you are typing in a new question I think there is no on-screen link to the MathJax "guide" or a reminder to use ...
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Using labels with mathJax?

When using an equation in an question or an answer, it is sometimes useful to give it a number and refer to it in the text. The \tag command works : if you add <...
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Why don't we have the physics MathJax extension enabled? Should we?

As a recent question points out, it would be nice if the site's MathJax environment included something similar to the physics LaTeX package. Fortunately, the list of third-party extensions for ...
Emilio Pisanty's user avatar
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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?

This is a follow-up to one of the possible answers raised in the thread The proposed changes to the text editor would break this site. Prosemirror-math is a math editing framework that allows for ...
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How to input using Latex? [duplicate]

I just found this site today and I asked a few questions but I didn't know how to use the latex syntax, so my questions were difficult to understand. Can anyone tell me how to use this Latex program? ...
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\oiint doesn't seem to work

Today as I was answering a question I noticed that $\oiint$ doesn't work in Physics SE. Is it some kind of a bug or am I missing something obvious?
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MathJax hidden window on viewing TeX commands?

A month ago, when I right-clicked on mathjax equations, I was able to see the TeX source window. Now, a window does get opened (I see it in the taskbar), but I can't switch to it; no matter what I try....
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siunitx LaTeX package?

It's a drag having to type things like $1.38 \times 10^{-23} \, \mathrm{JK^{-1}}$ all the time. Would it be possible to have the siunitx package installed on ...
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Is MathJax in titles OK?

There have been some discussions of this topic on other metas, and it seemed to me that the consensus is to avoid MathJax in titles if possible, for various reasons like improving the look of the ...
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Please make MathJax formatting more discoverable to new users [duplicate]

feature-request: please make MathJax formatting more discoverable to new users, by adding it to the post formatting wizard. The Stack Exchange dev team recently released a new version of the Ask page, ...
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MathJax custom commands

Sort of crossposted to https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3845/mathjax-custom-commands MathJax allows the use of \newcommand in TeX. For example, this ...
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KaTeX instead of Mathjax

Mathjax is slow enough that for math-heavy questions or answers my Safari 10 can barely keep up on a 3 years old mac (I am giving these details for precision sake: this is not a bug report but a ...
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Link to meta page for guide to MathJax commands under text fields (specifically for user agent mobile)

Wouldn't it be helpful to provide a link under the text box, shown while asking questions or writing answers, to the meta page dealing with MathJax commands: https://math.meta.stackexchange.com/...
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Using chemical formulas

Using chemical formulas I've tried using, now be careful: dollar-sign backslash letter "ce" opening-brace chemical-formula closing-brace dollar-sign. Unlike on Chemistry, it is not working ...
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Math and SI formatting buttons

After having to add dollar signs and format SI units countless times in the review section, I finally got fed up and wrote a script.{*} It basically adds buttons to enclose the selected text in ...
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On Bra & ket notation

I was asking a QM question recently, and wanted to use the bra & ket notation; however, the MathJax does not support the necessary packages, as far as I can tell. Is it possible to add the ...
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Is it possible to implement the physics package of latex into mathjax?

I don't know if you know the package physics in LaTeX but it is a really good one especially if one writes something about physics. e.g. I hate writing |\Psi\rangle\...
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Mathjax not working for me in chat

I've been in the chat "h-bar" physics stackexchange chat, and somebody wrote $\frac{1}{2}$ and it comes up for me like those literal characters and not as $\frac{...
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MathJax rendering \bk differently in question display and edit modes

I'm completely stumped by this. The question Enegy Expectation Value uses the LaTeX command \bk, which is definitely not a standard LaTeX command. Quite fittingly, ...
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