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TeX, TeX, and nothing else? [duplicate]

Background I had a long-term personal questioning about the fact if Markdown + Mathjax (which is great on math.SE for example) could be one day derived into a typesetting tool for printed documents. ...
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How to quote a left quote inline?

How can I type a left quote inside an inline quote? For instance, how can I quote the following snippet from the TeXbook: inline? If I use a single left quote: \catcode\{=1` If I use a double left ...
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Double backslashes disappear from code

Not the first time it happens on the site, so it's time to raise the problem in Meta. It is similar, but distinct from ‘double backslash + newline’ collapses to ‘single backslash’ when I hit ‘edit’ (...
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Are questions using markdown with LaTeX allowed?

Using converters like Pandoc, it is possible to use a substantial amount of LaTeX in a markdown document and convert it to a PDF. Are questions involving such use cases allowed on this site? And if ...
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Something messed with my answers backslashes and newlines

My answer is not displayed correctly. The internet archive has a correct version of the first revision, see this screenshot from archive. The difference is that now, though I didn't do any changes to ...
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Quoting codes in a list leaves a </li>

I found this by accident; If I am writing a list and start quoting \some \codes \then \there \is \an \unexpected </li> Is it a bug or I should not do so?
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What is the policy on adding keyboard markup?

Is it considered good practice to add keyboard markup to posts and, if so, is it acceptable to edit posts when part of the reason or the sole reason for editing is to add such markup? An example of ...
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Is it possible to set an HTML id for elements when posting a question/answer?

The title should be relatively straightforward, but is it possible to set the id of, say, a header in your question/answer? That is, is it possible to get ## some header to render as <h2 id="some-...
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Line break between backslash and opening brace { in in-line code

in Necessity of nested \text within math mode for proper \mathchoice-based scaling, there are a couple of instances where in-text code strings have a backslash at the end of one line and the next line ...
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why do some backslashes disappear in a quote?

in this answer, one of the quotes contains some latex code: For example: $x^2$ vs (^2) ... by which is meant For example: $x^2$ vs \(^2\) ... the original input doesn't use backticks to ...
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What is the guideline about using code backticks?

I noticed that using inline code tags (`code`) is commonly use for names of packages or software (among other uses). But we could consider a name of a software (for example) is not code... Certain ...
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Is there a way to change markdown shortcuts?

I am using a keyboard with a French layout (azerty). With this layout, some shortcuts for markdown syntax are not convenient. For example inline code like this (this in between two `) is generated by ...
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Could/should we use footnotes when writing a post in SE.TeX?

Sometimes, when I write a post on SE.TeX, I feel the need to create a footnote. But, as far as I know, there is no way to do it in TeX.SE. Neither markdown syntax nor minimal html allow footnotes. ...
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URLs containing colons are escaped and do not resolve

The problem While writing my last answer I noticed that linking to external resources containing a colon does not work, since the colon is being escaped as %3a and thus mangled and the URLs do not ...
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Syntax highlighting not working on a post

I went to Multipart nodes with multipart subparts — style issue and the questions syntax never colorized (if that is even a term to use). I then went to another post and the syntax there was fine. I ...
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Using package name tags in post body text

I just got an answer of mine edited so it now uses identifier formatting like `mdframed` (rendered “mdframed”) instead of tag names like [tag:mdframed] (rendered “mdframed”). I can see how this would ...
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Proper tags using markdown

In discussions on meta, I sometimes want to reference a specific tag. Instead of just writing {support} (as in {support}) to resemble the tag notation, I write it as a hyperlink {support}. Is this the ...
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Weird markdown rendering

The rendering for **t**op in the answer in Two-column itemization with title in each column appeared as top. Is this a known bug in this site?
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Adding images changes code block indices

I encountered some strange behaviour when posting this answer The problem: The inclusion of images altered code in the code block. Specifically, my code contained double indices of the form [i][1] ...
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Preview not displaying identical to final post

I just posted the question Using collcell package with csvsimple, or datatool. After posting it looks like the formatting of the two error messages is not identical: But, when I go to edit it what I ...
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Filename code formatting

I suggest to enhance the code formatting with an optional argument for a filename. ===test.tex=== \documentclass{} \begin{} \end{} Nice workaround suggested in comments to use 3 #: test.tex \...
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Is there a mark down to make one or more slanted characters of a word?

I want to write TikZ but with a slanted k. Is there a mark down to do so? You might have known that typing Ti*k*Z does NOT produce the expected result.
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Strikeout doesn't work properly with markdown

Strikeout in HTML (using <s>...</s> or <del>...</del>) doesn't strike out links to tags as specified in mardown. For example: <s>See [tag:discussion] for some questions ...
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How to move a block of code by 4 spaces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I mark code blocks? What is the shortcut for spacing a block of code, picked from some TeX editor, so that they are spaced four spaces? (as opposed to moving each line ...
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Is there a problem with code formatting?

This answer appears not to be formatting correctly. (Its current version is correctly formatted in a different approach.) Could someone have a look and tell me what I've done wrong? I've tagged this ...
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dangerous bends on TeX.SE

Just a thought that came across my mind and I’d like to know what others think about it. Wouldn’t it be nice if one could place the dangerous bend sign as found in the font manfnt in an answer, to ...
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View source-code for question (even when I can't edit) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to see how someone typeset their question in TeX.SE? On Wikipedia, even when I can't edit a page, I can view the source-code. Sometimes I see markup in ...
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Markdown of code blocks still doesn't work after numbered lists? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do code snippets not work after lists? When a code block is directly after a list (bullet, or numbered) it doesn't work unless you have 8 spaces: bullet FUNCTION {...
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Is there a mark down to hide a block of contents in our posts?

In programming language we have a keyword to make a comment in the code. This comment will not be compiled or rendered. If this capability is also available here, we can add comments to our posts but ...
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Strange effect in preview mode if a heading markdown is immediately followed by a code markdown

Please press the edit button to bring you in preview/edit mode. See what happens in the preview area. The code markdown does not work well in case A, i.e., the first code line is not displayed as code ...
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How do I mark code blocks?

How do I mark code blocks, and how do I adjust syntax highlighting? Can I emphasize pieces of my code block? And how do code blocks in lists and blockquotes work?
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How do I mark inline code?

How do I mark my inline code in questions and answers, and how can I mark code in comments?
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Markdown adds redundant empty lines to listings in lists

Markdown seems to duplicate empty lines in listings that appear inside a list: Single empty line is duplicated Single empty line below: Single empty line above. Two empty lines display correctly ...
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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 ...
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Formatting Sand-Box

As per the SO question here (if you want to know how they did something there, take a look at the source, as per the hack documented here), I suggest that this (CW) question be used for testing ...
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Feature Request/Discussion - Markdown to write stylised LaTeX

It could be interesting to get some markdown to write LaTeX as it is meant to be in any self-respecting LaTeX document (\latex) What do you think?
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Backslash in ticks in comments

Test one The test is to render a backslash in code block: Transcript: ....\\....\(KKK\) Rendering \\\(KKK\) Test two The test is to render a backslash in `backquotes` Transcript `\\\`.. `\(...
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Is there a way to see how someone typeset their question in TeX.SE?

This could be quite nice for newcomers and also when wanting to respond to a question with typesetting one could see how they did it and imitate. Of course there's the markdown guidelines, but seeing ...