Why can't I use LaTeX formatting on this site like I can on other stack exchange site ? More specifically, can I insert the degree symbol?

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    To the best of my knowledge, there's only one SE site that supports LaTeX and that's Math. I don't even think that the LaTeX SE supports LaTeX formatting. – Aaronut Nov 27 '10 at 5:06
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    I don't think it is presently necessary here, HTML works. For the record the list of sites includes at least stats, math, cstheory and physics. – David LeBauer Nov 27 '10 at 13:59
  • Aaronut: Physics supports it too. – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Dec 12 '10 at 2:28

Why would you need LaTeX for inserting a degree symbol? Just use the html entity: °= °

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  • Thanks, I didn't realize that I could do that, or how. – David LeBauer Nov 27 '10 at 3:08
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    Also Alt+0176 (on Windows). – Aaronut Nov 27 '10 at 5:07
  • one less keystroke (old DOS) Alt+248 works for me – zanlok Jan 28 '11 at 19:50

Jeff has stated that MathJax is so large a chunk of javascript that it will only be made available on sites like math and physics where is is necessary. For instance we have definitive word that Stack Overflow will not get MathJax support.

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