[texhax] Formulas not rendering on site
William F Hammond
hmwlfsr at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 19 19:47:52 CEST 2015
Uwe Lueck <uwe.lueck at web.de> writes:
> Last Thursday, Jacob David Tafoya" wrote:
>> I recently became the new IT Manager for one of the math departments
>> at our university and inherited a MediaWiki site which uses TeX version
. . .
> This makes me curious about how MediaWiki actually invokes TeX. Googling...
Indeed. Although I don't use mediawiki, elsewhere I've read that LaTeXML
will be used with mediawiki in the future. LaTeXML works rather well, and
it does not depend on a TeX installation.
> where I find:
> "texvc in its turn requires three additional programs, ocaml, LaTeX and
> dvipng." ... "These programs should be downloaded manually and installed
> under the special (not default!) names, specific for each server. In
> particular, if one already has LaTeX installed under any other place,
> then, by default, it will not be used and the wiki-format of the formulas
> will not be supported."
It is possible to have more than one TeX installation on a given platform.
One needs to manage things like paths and variables. Therefore I am skeptical
about this quoted material.
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