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From "Rene Knuvers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (JSPWIKI-582) Use texvc (or something similar) to render math equations
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2009 17:29:14 GMT
Use texvc (or something similar) to render math equations
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                 Key: JSPWIKI-582
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JSPWIKI-582
             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 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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