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= Add Math Support =
 
= Add Math Support =
 
== Rationale ==  
 
== Rationale ==  
I often wanted to have a tool that allows complicated layouts but still is easy to use. This is exactly what scribus does. However for scientific papers I lacks one main capability: Formulas. So I want to add these as my summer of code project.  
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I often wanted to have a tool that allows complicated layouts but still is easy to use. This is exactly what scribus does. However for scientific papers I lacks one main capability: Formulas. So I want to add these as my summer of code project.
  
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== Details ==
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In IRC we came to the conclusion that it probably is the best to use a approch like [http://www.bluesky.com/mathsetter/index.html MathSetter].
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* Let the user enter LaTeX source (perhaps using LyX's editor)
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* Run latex
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* Read latex's output
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* Display this output instead of the source.
  
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==

Revision as of 02:03, 17 March 2007

Add Math Support

Rationale

I often wanted to have a tool that allows complicated layouts but still is easy to use. This is exactly what scribus does. However for scientific papers I lacks one main capability: Formulas. So I want to add these as my summer of code project.

Details

In IRC we came to the conclusion that it probably is the best to use a approch like MathSetter.

  • Let the user enter LaTeX source (perhaps using LyX's editor)
  • Run latex
  • Read latex's output
  • Display this output instead of the source.

Links

  • TeX Rendering (Discussion)
  • Math support (Discussion)
  • KFormula (Formula editor, output does not look satisfying)
  • TeXmacs (very good looking formula editor, not based on TeX or Emacs despite its name)
  • LyX (WYSIWYG LaTeX editor)