[OS X TeX] Re : LaTeX output on a weblog

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 09:59:25 EST 2009

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 10:18 PM, Ross Moore <ross at ics.mq.edu.au> wrote:

>> * Employed by wikis, blogs, bulletin boards and even chat programs
>> (Adium on MacOSX) equipped with corresponding LaTeX plug-ins: small
>> LaTeX snippets surrounded by corresponding tags and embedded into
>> normal page (normal for given wiki, blog, bulletin board or chat)
> This is exactly where jsMath is very good:
> http://www.austms.org.au/Publ/JAustMS/V83P1/contents.html

Thanks! Looking for these pages I realized that such pages are human
readable and could be easily created manually

> LaTeX2HTML was designed to create HTML that is human readable.
> Back in the late 1990s it was quite good at this.
> These days HTML has moved on; e.g., with XHTML, downloadable fonts
> and Wikis. MathML support is increasing, and is surely going
> to be the major way of the future, but not quite here enough yet.

At this moment I am not a big fun of MathML as (1) Safari does not
support it (2) Firefox on MacOSX has some perrenial problems with

> My current aim is to support embedding MathML inside PDFs, which will
> maximise both the visual layout and accessibility (including
> screen-reading) at the same time. That is a few years off as yet.
> In the meantime I'd still assert that jsMath (to be replaced by MathJAX)
> is state-of-the-art for most presentational needs at present.
> Yes, there are other applications involving really heavy math usage,
> such as proof-checking and presentation linked to math solvers,
> as well as communication directly to applications such as Maple,
> Mathematica, etc. (and even lesser things like Excel), for which
> MathML is the *only* way to go.
> With MathML 3 almost finalized, there will be great advances along
> these lines. But that is more than what this thread is about.

>> What about MatJax?
> It should be available soon, so we'll test it
> to see how well it replaces  jsMath .
> MathSciNet is practically committed to it, so
> it will get plenty of exposure to the professional
> mathematics community.

> Cheers,
>        Ross
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Looking forward!

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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