[tug-summer-of-code] [UKTUG-Committee] Project idea - contribute to the mathtran-javascript library

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 12:57:41 CET 2008

Hi Jonathan,

Looks like a nice proposal. You might consider approaching the uk-tug
funding sub-committee for matching/extra support.


On 13/03/2008, Jonathan Fine <jfine at pytex.org> wrote:
> Here's a draft project statement (for TUG's Google Summer of Code
>  application)
>      http://tug.org/gsoc/ideas.html
>  ===
>  MathTran is a public web service, that translates TeX-notation
>  mathematics into high-quality bitmap images, primarily for inclusion on
>  web pages. This development of MathTran was funded by JISC and The Open
>  University.  At present MathTran serves about 30,000 images a day.
>      http://www.mathtran.org
>      http://jisc.ac.uk
>      http://www.open.ac.uk
>  MathTran is similar in many ways to Google Charts.
>      http://code.google.com/apis/chart/
>  http://jonathanfine.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/google-charts-mathtran-and-editable-png-files/
>  There is already some JavaScript code that helps us use MathTran on web
>  pages, but there is not nearly enough, and what we have is somewhat
>  scrappy and dependent on the browser.
>      http://www.mathtran.org/js/mathtran_img.js
>      http://www.mathtran.org/js/mathtran.js
>  Much more could be done with better JavaScript, and that's why the
>  mathtran-javascript project has been set up.
>      http://code.google.com/p/mathtran-javascript/
>  This project is a good opportunity for someone who is interested in
>  writing high-quality low-level JavaScript.  No knowledge of TeX is
>  required, although an interest in mathematics or related areas would be
>  helpful.
>  --
>  Jonathan
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