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
    Commented Nov 27, 2010 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. Commented Nov 27, 2010 at 13:59
  • Aaronut: Physics supports it too. Commented Dec 12, 2010 at 2:28

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

  • Thanks, I didn't realize that I could do that, or how. Commented Nov 27, 2010 at 3:08
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    Also Alt+0176 (on Windows).
    – Aaronut
    Commented Nov 27, 2010 at 5:07
  • one less keystroke (old DOS) Alt+248 works for me
    – zanlok
    Commented Jan 28, 2011 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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