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What happened to LaTeX?

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:50 pm UTC
by Lenoxus
It doesn't seem to have worked here for at least a few months, on either Firefox or Chrome, Windows or Mac.

One example where all you see is the code would be this post and subsequent posts on a thread I started.

Is there a simple fix?

Re: What happened to LaTeX?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:31 am UTC
by dudiobugtron
I can confirm this isn't working for me on Firefox and Chrome either - Firefox is an old version for XP, and Chrome is pretty up-to-date on my Windows 7 computer.

Here's an example copied from Lenoxus' post above:

What you type in:

Code: Select all

[math]1-\frac{\binom{D-P}{N}}{\binom{D}{N}}[/math]

What shows up:
[math]1-\frac{\binom{D-P}{N}}{\binom{D}{N}}[/math]

Re: What happened to LaTeX?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:12 am UTC
by Jplus
To be honest, I'm kind of glad it doesn't work. It's slow and it causes the scroll location on the page to jump after loading has completed.

Re: What happened to LaTeX?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:28 am UTC
by phlip
The JSmath plugin disappeared the last major forum upgrade. I'm not aware of any plans to bring it back.

Re: What happened to LaTeX?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:12 pm UTC
by Lenoxus
Okay. So is there any sort of substitute available? (Thanks for the responses BTW).

Re: What happened to LaTeX?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:20 pm UTC
by dudiobugtron
Lenoxus wrote:Okay. So is there any sort of substitute available?

Well, the math tags and the buttons to insert them are still there. So I guess you can still use placebo LaTeX.

Or, something like this:
http://rogercortesi.com/eqn/

Re: What happened to LaTeX?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:21 pm UTC
by ahammel
If you really need a complicated equation, you could compile it in LaTeX yourself and upload the image file.

Edit: or what dubiobugtron said in a ninja edit.

Re: What happened to LaTeX?

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:30 pm UTC
by whereswalden90
Here's a handy site to replace the LaTeX functionality. Once you render the equation, it creates a permalink to the image (either copy and add .png, or copy link location on the image). You can even edit it later if you made a mistake.

Re: What happened to LaTeX?

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:26 am UTC
by Lenoxus
Thanks, whereswalden! With your current sig, you technically didn't have to say anything at all, heh. :)