# Latex render for Markdown [duplicate]

I'm not sure whether it has already been asked - couldn't find it. But what about Latex render support for Markdown? Imagine a question asked like the following

Hello all, why is this text not printed bold-italic?

$$\bf\it Hello world$$

I wonder whether one could make this show the latex formatted code by default, and clicking on it would render it inline. Or do you have some other idea?

## marked as duplicate by Werner, Thorsten, barbara beeton, Stephen, Charles StewartMar 8 '13 at 9:13

• We had it turned off: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/181/… (though yes, having LaTeX rendering would be great, just as long as it doesn't interfere with typing code). In any case, \bf and \it don't work in math mode — what you've written ($$\bf\it Hello world$$) will look as if it's the product of the variables H, e, l, l, o, w, etc. – ShreevatsaR Aug 8 '10 at 15:59
• I saw that the service was turned off before. But what about implementing a solution that leaves the code as it is by default. And that, by specifying it, you can turn the latex code into a preview. Like some answers suggest. For example, wordpress let you do some $latex ...$ to add code. The same can be implemented, in such a way that the code is left alone, and if you want to render it you should specify it. Is there any plan on turning this feature on again? – adn Feb 1 '12 at 11:29