Make LaTeX "display" style default

Is there a way to make LaTeX render as display by default? Some editors use $[code]$ for inline and $$[code]$$ for display. Something like this could be really useful.

Unfortunately there’s no way to do that right now, sorry!

And we didn’t want $text$ to display as LaTeX, since the dollar sign is quite common and we don’t want to surprise people by assuming they want LaTeX when they put text between dollar signs.

I actually managed to figure out a way, but it’s not very pretty: $$\displaystyle \sum_{i=1}^n{x_i^2}$$. This will switch to display style. The weird thing is that this blog post,, shows display style.


It uses the same \displaystyle technique too…