Latex is a text formatting add-on. It is mainly used for writing mathematical expressions in electronic documents. However, on the other hand, it has very useful text formatting features, like creating tables, aligning text, reducing text size for creating foot notes, etc. Some SE communities are already using it.

If you had never heard about it or never used it, it may not mean a lot to you. But if you know Latex, please share your opinions here.

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    What use would we have for it?
    – مجاهد
    Jun 23, 2012 at 15:05
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    Which SE sites use it other than Mathematics and TeX?
    – Gigili
    Jun 23, 2012 at 16:43
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    @Gigili Chem and physics SE
    – Ashu
    Jun 23, 2012 at 18:08
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    @AhmedHan: Downvoting on meta means I, for one, disagree with your suggestion and didn't find it useful.
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    Jun 23, 2012 at 18:20
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I really think we don't need it. If we allow it here, there'll be problems regarding using, misusing, overusing it since a few percent of users might be familiar with it. Even there on mathematics.SE there are many problems as to which feature is appropriate in which situation. There are questions on meta.SO on drawing tables and such, we can choose one if we really need to draw a graphical table. We can even use a software and upload the image here. I think it'll make the site more messy than neat.

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