Triple backslashes in my LaTeX?

What the heck? For some reason, every time I use LaTeX, it works fine, and then I click "Edit", and it generates all these wacky symbols, like triple slashes, double brackets, etc. It's permanent, too! It doesn't revert back, and it weirdly spaces every command. Arg!! Somebody please help me!

Note by Finn Hulse
5 years, 7 months ago

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Refer here.

Finn Hulse - 5 years, 7 months ago

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Thank you. I had only tried \ [ ... \ ], not \ ( ... ).

David Kim - 5 years, 7 months ago

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I had told the Brilliant staff as well.

Sharky Kesa - 5 years, 7 months ago

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We are aware of this bug. We will be fixing it soon. It should only be happening in a few places.

Silas Hundt Staff - 5 years, 7 months ago

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Sorry, what's LaTeX?

Robert Fritz - 5 years, 7 months ago

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The thing where you make pretty math symbols. :D

Finn Hulse - 5 years, 7 months ago

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How do you use LaTeX? $\LaTeX$

David Kim - 5 years, 7 months ago

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Update: You can now view Latex codes by hovering over the equation. Read Seeing actual LaTeX\LaTeX for more details!

Calvin Lin Staff - 4 years, 10 months ago

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Howdy David,

Check out the formatting guide. It tells you everything you need to know about using LaTex on Brilliant.

Peter Taylor Staff - 5 years, 7 months ago

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