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How change latex background text color in jupyter?

asked 2020-11-22 17:19:41 +0200

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Expression Math( r"\color{green}{sample}") displays green text in latex in jupyter workbook. What is the directive to change the background color of the text? The directives \textcolor, \colorbox do not work.

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answered 2020-11-22 21:09:50 +0200

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updated 2020-11-29 04:53:37 +0200

Jupyter uses MathJax to render LaTeX. The reference for this question is therefore:

One solution indicated there involves modifying "the load array of the loader block of your MathJax configuration". I did not try that.

The other one, which I tried with success, consists in fist executing a markdown cell with


and then using \colorbox, for example:

$\colorbox{yellow}{Writing on yellow background!}$

This enables math fragments on color background, as part of displayed equations.

For instance:

\text{Change to }\colorbox{yellow}{yellow background}\text{ and write }
\colorbox{yellow}{$\sum_{k=1}^n e^{i \cdot k \cdot \tau / n} = 0$}

For inline math, $\colorbox{yellow}{$ ... $}$ would not parse.

The trick is to use $\colorbox{yellow}{\( ... \)}$ instead.

In the screenshot below, relevant markdown cells are duplicated, and showed once in edit mode and once in displayed mode.

Jupyter LaTeX color background

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Thank you very much. This is it:

rob gravatar imagerob ( 2020-11-23 18:22:55 +0200 )edit

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