# Please add  to delimiters for inline MathJax

I see that this site uses the nonstandard $ delimiters to MathJax rather than $$ and $$ which are used in most other sites. Since MathJax allows multiple delimiters, and asymmetrical delimiters are more robust, could you add these? syntax as per http://docs.mathjax.org/en/latest/options/tex2jax.html : MathJax.Hub.Config({ tex2jax: { inlineMath: [ ['\$','\\$'], ['\$$','\$$'] ] } });  • This is a common thing for all stackexchange sites, you might want to ask on meta.se for that Oct 20 '16 at 19:31 • @PlasmaHH, actually other SE sites just use $ as delimiters for inliine MathJax. It was changed for EE because we are likely to talk about how much things cost. Oct 20 '16 at 20:56
• Yeah, I don't think anyone (well, except maybe the math sites where MathJax is the norm for many posts) should just use a plain \$ for this same reason. Expressing costs is such a common use case. Oct 20 '16 at 22:43
• @ThePhoton: That may be, but that isn't a reason not to support $$ ... $$ as well. Oct 20 '16 at 22:44
• The reason they don't use $$ and $$ is that it conflicts with the Markdown usage. Parentheses have special meaning in Markdown in some situations (like for URLs following image references or link text), and a backslash is used in Markdown for escaping that special meaning. You would have to use \$$ and \$$ in your posts to allow the backslash through to MathJax, and I suspect that was deemed too complicated and error prone. Oct 21 '16 at 11:57
• ? Which variant of Markdown? I've been using Python's Markdown library + MathJax for several years using $$ and $$ with no problems whatsoever. Oct 21 '16 at 16:19