LaTeX "\overline" hardly visible

Steps to reproduce

  • write LaTeX with \overline like
    \frac{1}{T}\int_0^T{\overline{f\left( t \right) e^{-ik\omega t}}dt}

Expected result

Every thing properly rendered, including overline:

Actual result

The overline is rendered but in light gray, both for light and dark mode, which makes it hardly visible.


  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Obsidian version: v0.9.11 (Installer version v0.8.12)

Additional information

  • custon CSS and Third-party plugin already disabled.

Sadly I also can’t find an alternative way to write this formular with conjugation. “\bar” has only width of 1 character.

This is a resolution problem that mathjax has. If you zoom in or out you will see it better. Nothing we can do about it.

Is it stated somewhere that Obsidian is using MathJax instead of LaTeX?
I see a lot of requests/remarks passing by of people who try to force Obsidian into doing LaTeX stuff (especially when it comes to formulas) which doesn’t work with the LaTeX examples you find on the web.
Again logical because Obsidian uses MathJax of which everything is supported you find on the web :wink:

It’s been stated in the Discord a few times.

LaTeX is a typesetting system used in academia. Mathjax is an emulator for the web of SOME parts of latex (specifically the ones related to expressing math, and not all of them).

I spend seldomly time at Discord…
Guess I am not the only one :wink:

Well thanks a lot, I have the screen of 1920x1080 with 125% zoom in. Both 100% and 150% makes the resolution better.