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# MathJax isn't highlighted when selected

Still a high schooler, I like adding some style on my equations for answering math assignments and I've been using MathJax from Mathematics SE to grab symbols for the better of it. A certain case is the use of $\angle$, which I recommend you go to Mathematics CD to test it.

Here's the strange thing that bothers me. If I type in `Haha, $n=\angle ABC$ funi.`

onto the formatting box, then select the output, here's what I got.

At least it is indeed selected and can be copy-pasted properly. The sad thing though is having an equation with no surrounding text with it then selecting it only to wonder why the text isn't highlighted.

Using the same text in Mathematics SE:

_{Using answers since I'm suspended in SE.}

With all of that given, I want to fix this (bug) and add highlighting to MathJax if possible.

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Unfortunately, this isn't something we have control over. It's down to the MathJax library and how it renders the math. If you look at the page HTML, by default it renders math by putting every character in a CSS `::before`

psuedo-element, which aren't selectable; likewise, if you change the renderer to SVG, it renders characters with paths not text elements.

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