Formatting Annotations with LaTeX

The Hypothesis editor supports LaTeX formatting markup, allowing the use of advanced math and scientific typography within annotations.

Also see our articles on adding links and images, embedding videos, and using Markdown.

If you’re wondering what LaTeX is or what it’s used for, here’s a pretty good primer.

We use the KaTeX library to render LaTeX. Here is a full list of supported functions and notation.

To use LaTeX formatting in Hypothesis, simply begin and end the markup with two dollar-signs ($$). For example: $$\sum_{\mathclap{1\le i\le n}} x_{i}$$

You can also use the editor toolbar:

  1. Click the ∑ icon and note the prompt to Insert LaTeXLocation of LaTeX button and where to insert LaTeX code
  2. Enter your LaTeX markup between the double-dollar-signsLocation of inserted LaTeX code and Preview button
  3. Click the Preview link to view how the markup will be rendered
    Final annotation card with LaTeX rendered
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