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  2. JSPWIKI-582

Use texvc (or something similar) to render math equations

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    • New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • 2.8.2
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    Description

      Like Mediawiki, having a rendering engine for mathematical equations would be good. Options are MathML (can be used now if plain HTML is allowed, but is not widely supported by browsers yet) or a tex-like markup. texvc (see http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/gutsy/man1/texvc.1.html) renders a LaTeX math equation to a PNG that can in turn will be used to display the math in the page.

      Downsides:

      • the rather big LaTeX software should be installed, may create some OS dependency.
      • Rendering would not be on request, but on page save, yielding an attachment to the page that in turn will be displayed (with the original LaTeX code as the 'ALT' text???) so not very consistent with other markup

      Upsides:

      • good results, typographically and also in terms of flexibility
      • another most wanted feature included!

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              reneknuvers Rene Knuvers
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