[OS X TeX] Mathematics in e-mail

David Oliver daoliver at swva.net
Sat Nov 20 09:00:20 EST 2004

I'm wondering how members of this list exchange informal e-mail 
messages that contain mathematical terms and expressions (rather than 
more formal documents such as papers which are usually exchanged as 
attachments). It would be attractive to be able in easily incorporate 
typeset TeX expressions into e-mail, but TeX's mark-up nature likely 
makes this a difficult and unnatural proposition. Are there any other 

Remarkably, I've often received mail with mathematical expressions 
written in TeX source mark up which are perfectly understandable to 
anyone conversant with TeX. Still, I yearn for typeset expression in my 

What are your thoughts and ways of handling math in e-mail?

David Oliver

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