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From "Janne Jalkanen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JSPWIKI-582) Use texvc (or something similar) to render math equations
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2009 17:44:14 GMT


Janne Jalkanen commented on JSPWIKI-582:

An easy implementation option would be to create a plugin that would render the equation into
a temporary file, then create a DynamicAttachment and then output the relevant <img src>

Would be a great ContributedPlugin :-)

> Use texvc (or something similar) to render math equations
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: JSPWIKI-582
>                 URL:
>             Project: JSPWiki
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Plugins
>    Affects Versions: 2.8.2
>            Reporter: Rene Knuvers
>            Priority: Minor
> 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
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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