And now, an equation-display solution that actually works

A little online discussion turned up a free Java applet that does pretty much exactly what I need — given a LaTeX equation handed to it as a parameter, it renders the equation. Using Java seems like overkill, but I’ll take a conceptually-inelegant solution that works over a conceptually-elegant one that doesn’t.

So, here we go:

The applet’s hosted on my webspace at U of M; it’s pretty small, but all the same I’d prefer it if people would grab their own copies rather than using mine, bandwidth being a limited resource and all. The one clunky aspect is having to fiddle with the applet size in pixels; still, that’s something I can live with.

Update: Well, it turns out that the applet won’t run unless it’s locally hosted — it should work now, though.

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1 comment so far

  1. John Hernlun on

    Hey John, I’ve been using a command line tool called tex2im that produces beautiful output:
    http://www.nought.de/tex2im.php
    You can get it through fink as well.


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