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 Jul 10th 2017, 02:52 AM #1 Senior Member   Join Date: Apr 2015 Location: Somerset, England Posts: 685 Why has Tex stopped working? mathml used to work only a month ago, but now neither tex nor mathml work for me. How can we discuss mathematics if we can't write it? We have new users asking mathematical questions that need mathematical answers.
Jul 10th 2017, 05:28 AM   #2

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 Originally Posted by studiot mathml used to work only a month ago, but now neither tex nor mathml work for me. How can we discuss mathematics if we can't write it? We have new users asking mathematical questions that need mathematical answers.
I don't know anything about mathml, but "math" tags are still working.

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Jul 10th 2017, 06:16 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by topsquark I don't know anything about mathml, but "math" tags are still working. -Dan
Not for me they are not, and apparantly not for some others.

I can no longer see many of the maths formulae I used to be able to here for example you 'Tex' post and my previous 'test' post on the subject.

None of the 'tricks', like refreshing or leaving a thread and returning work any longer.

mathml stands for 'mathematics markup language' which is the maths equivalent of html or hypertext markup language.

The mathml tags are the tags you have been recommending.

For some reason the parser on this site now removes these and substitutes a $sign and the words 'display style'  Jul 10th 2017, 06:51 AM #4 Physics Team Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Naperville, IL USA Posts: 2,269 Testing LaTeX, using [math ] delimiters:$\displaystyle x = \frac {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a} $and with dollar signs:$x = \frac {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a} $Both seem to work fine. If you try using [tex] delimiters it doesn't work on this site (never has):$\displaystyle x = \frac {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a} \$ topsquark, mash and kiwiheretic like this. Last edited by ChipB; Jul 10th 2017 at 06:54 AM.
 Jul 10th 2017, 08:41 PM #5 Site Admin     Join Date: Mar 2012 Posts: 23 Using TEX math tags now work, just the same as using MATH or LATEX tags. Hope that makes it easier for whatever tag system you're used to. topsquark likes this. __________________ Follow PHF on Facebook

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