Math Typesetting for the Internet

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Many people are working on ways to make mathematical notation easier to display on the web. None of these methods is without fault; most are in beta version, and most rely on the user (or web page author) having particular software and/or technical expertise. Don't let this discourage you, however; you might find an option here that suits your needs.

We recommend starting with the Swarthmore Summer Project for the Implementation of Mathematical Software on the Web:

SPIMSOW - Explore the capabilities of the new Web versions of Mathematica, Maple, and MathView; with tutorials on configuring the software and on creating your own Web notebooks using the software.

Special mark-up:

  • WebEQ Equation Rendering - A java applet which processes math tags embedded in HTML code.
  • MINSE - Expressions specified in this system adapt to the type of media available.
  • TTMath - Uses HTML, TrueType Fonts, and TeX to achieve math symbols; readers must download font package to view such pages.
  • Hyperlatex - An independent mark-up language which outputs both DVI and HTML files.
TeX-based: Plug-ins:
  • IBM techexplorer - A TeX and LaTeX viewer plug-in for Netscape and Internet Explorer. Windows only.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - Allows users to view, navigate, and print PDF files. Cross-platform.
  • MathView - Use this plug-in to view and interact with MathView files. From Waterloo Maple.
  • nDVI - A DVI viewer plug-in for Netscape. Unix only.
Other viewers:
  • IDVI - A DVI viewer written in Java, which can be embedded in web pages.
  • Mathbrowser - A web browser designed for viewing Mathcad documents. Windows only.

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