## Is there math markup here?

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### Is there math markup here?

Sorry if I missed something obvious ... I couldn't get the math tag to work. I found some old posts saying the site supports LaTeX but the examples weren't rendering in my browser.

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### Re: Is there math markup here?

What subforums were you on?

Are you using prosilver or subsilver?

Are you using prosilver or subsilver?

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### Re: Is there math markup here?

SecondTalon wrote:What subforums were you on?

Are you using prosilver or subsilver?

Math forum. Don't know what prosilver or subsilver are. Using Chrome on OS X. No problem using LaTeX on other sites.

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### Re: Is there math markup here?

No, the [math] tags haven't worked since the last update, and probably should be removed from the UI.

I use the TeX the World greasemonkey script, which will mathify anything that ends with ;] and begins with [;

I use the TeX the World greasemonkey script, which will mathify anything that ends with ;] and begins with [;

### Re: Is there math markup here?

gmalivuk wrote:No, the [math] tags haven't worked since the last update, and probably should be removed from the UI.

I use the TeX the World greasemonkey script, which will mathify anything that ends with ;] and begins with [;

Sorry, not following. Are you saying I can use a plugin to make math symbols appear in my browser? The requirement is for me to be able to write markup that makes math symbols appear on everyone else's browser.

I recently posted something in the Math forum that required numerous "element of" and "not an element of" set theory symbols. There's no good ascii equivalent for this. I guess I still don't understand if there's math markup on this site and if so, how to use it.

### Re: Is there math markup here?

A browser plugin helps you to see the math stuff correctly but doesn't help others unless they have the plugin too.

However, you're not limited to ASCII here, you can use the math symbols Unicode has, which should work fairly well. Doesn't help with the more complicated layouts some equations have, but I got the impression that doesn't necessarily pose a problem in this case.

You could simply copy the needed symbols from Wikipedia's List of mathematical symbols and paste them into your post, like this: ∋ ⊆ ∩

Edit: I realize this subforum is mostly supposed to have moderators responding to the questions and requests, but I thought this post would still be okay to make.

However, you're not limited to ASCII here, you can use the math symbols Unicode has, which should work fairly well. Doesn't help with the more complicated layouts some equations have, but I got the impression that doesn't necessarily pose a problem in this case.

You could simply copy the needed symbols from Wikipedia's List of mathematical symbols and paste them into your post, like this: ∋ ⊆ ∩

Edit: I realize this subforum is mostly supposed to have moderators responding to the questions and requests, but I thought this post would still be okay to make.

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### Re: Is there math markup here?

Yes, and if they care to see the symbols in your post, they can feel free to install the same plugin.fishfry wrote:Sorry, not following. Are you saying I can use a plugin to make math symbols appear in my browser? The requirement is for me to be able to write markup that makes math symbols appear on everyone else's browser.

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### Re: Is there math markup here?

You could also use something like this and insert the .gif into your post.

This works loads better than the [math] tags ever did.

This works loads better than the [math] tags ever did.

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### Re: Is there math markup here?

regarding set membership, what about "in" and "not in". Its pretty clear what the meaning is.

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### Re: Is there math markup here?

Yeah, one of the problems when we had jsMath was people using it for things that really didn't need it, and slowing down everyone's page loading times as a result. If you have a lot of integrals and complicated fractions and nested sets of parentheses, markup makes it a lot easier to understand and potential slow loading times are worth it. If you're just talking about simple sets and membership, it probably doesn't help understanding very much, and becomes purely an asthetic issue.

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### Re: Is there math markup here?

I've been getting annoyed at trying to write math markup in BBCode, so I wrote a little javascript converter to turn simple math-mode LaTeX into unicode characters and BBCode. It doesn't handle complicated stuff, but it does enough to turn "F(k) \equiv\ \int dx f(x) e^{ikx}" into F(k) ≡ ∫dx f(x) e

You can try it out here. I hope y'all find it useful.

^{ikx}.You can try it out here. I hope y'all find it useful.

For your convenience: a LaTeX to BBCode converter

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