When faced with the issue of picking an appropriate method of typesetting
math for the web, you should take into account your own needs and capabilities, as well as
those of your audience. It may help to first ask yourself the following questions:
What do you want to display?
What's the nature of the information you wish
to communicate? Do you already have it in electronic form? If so, what
kind of file is it? Do you just want to display one isolated math
expression, or an entire math paper? How important are exact typesetting,
traditional notation, ease of production?
Whom do you want to address?
Who's your intended audience? If you use non-standard notation, will they be able to
read it? What level of technological proficiency do you expect of your
Two simple methods
If you are looking for something that doesn't require too much technical
knowledge, try one of these. Basic information about math typesetting
programs, how to make and use images for the web, plus tips for displaying
math with just ASCII characters (nothing fancy).
If, on the other hand, you are a TeX user, or you don't mind experimenting
with special HTML code, or you can count on your audience having a relatively high level of
technical expertise, you should consider some of the other methods that are