[OS X TeX] Mathematics by Chat? (fwd)

david craig dac at panix.com
Mon Jan 7 19:24:42 EST 2008

Thought this might be of interest.

David Craig


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From: J.Fine <J.Fine at open.ac.uk>
Subject: Mathematics by Chat?

Hello David

I saw your post on the macosx list and it turns out that I was already
thinking along these lines.

Last year, with funding from JISC and The Open University, I developed
MathTran, which offers TeX as a web service, returning bitmap images.
See http://www.mathtran.org.

Recently, I thought it might be nice to create a MathTran aware IRC
client, and then I saw from your post that things are already moving in
that direction, and in particular that Adium supported (or used to
support) such a plug-in.

The big advantage, of course, in using MathTran is that the people
chatting don't need to install TeX.  Enso TeX Anywhere (for Windows only
at present) http://www.humanized.com/enso/beta/ensotexanywhere is an
example of how MathTran can be used.  I'm particularly interested in
getting mathematics into email messages.

I'm not a Mac user, and don't subscribe to the macosx list (but I do
read it through gmane.org).  Please, if you wish, forward this message
to that list, and to anyone else who you think might be interested.

Best regards


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