Publishing Mathematics on the Web
Browser support for MathML (mathematics markup language) still seems to be
more than a year away. In the meantime there are a number of possibilities for
including mathematics in html pages.
- W3C's Math Home Page. A statement of the state of
play of the mathematical markup language MathML 1.0, released as a W3C recommendation on 7
- Math on the Web. MathType produces the equation editor used in Word and other word
processers. This useful essay is concerned with exporting and displaying the results on
the Web. MathType.
- WebEQ. Java applet based tools for including
mathematics in Web pages. Geometry Technologies.
- MINSE. A rendering language for presenting
mathematics on the Web. Ka-Ping Yee.
- HTeX: A Simplified LaTeX Interface
for Web Documents. Imbed LaTeX equations in your html document, and have them
automatically converted to GIFs using LaTeX on your PC or Unix machine. Thomas Rutherford,
University of Colorado.
- Mathematical Symbols for
Scientific Documents. Gif files for Greek and common symbols. Anthony Thyssen,
Converts Mathematica notebooks to HTML format. H. Edward Donley, Indiana University of
TeX to HTML Converters
- HeVeA. A
fast LaTeX to HTML translator written in Objective Caml, for Unix, Windows and
Mac. Luc Maranget, INRIA.
- Latex4ht. TeX-based
authoring system for producing hypertext. This looks to be the best at the
time of writing. Eitan Gurari, Ohio State University.
- TeX2HTML. A commercial program with translates
TeX and LaTeX files into HTML without converting equations to GIFs. Uses tables and the
symbol font to provide for special symbols and mathematical layout.
- TTH. Freeware version of
TeX2HTML. Ian Hutchinson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- TtM. A TeX to
MathML converter. Ian Hutchinson, Massachusetss Institute of Technology.
This popular program converts LaTeX documents to a combination of HTML and GIF. The
document text becomes HTML while a GIF file is created for each equation. The font size of
the text will in general not exactly match that of the equations. Nikos Drakos, University
- TechExplorer. View TeX and
LaTeX files using your browser. For Windows 95 and Windows NT only. IBM.