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Latex in email

  1. Jul 20, 2008 #1
    Hey there folks,

    Does anyone know if there are any email programs out there where you could embed latex commands much like in this form with the tex and /tex commands.

    I think it would be pretty cool if there were.

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  3. Jul 20, 2008 #2
    I'm not aware of any add ons (not that that means much) per se, but here are a few thoughts: vim and emacs both allow mark up previewing, so if you use those as your mail client then you might be able to do something. Thunderbird has plugins, perhaps someone has written one?

    On a more positive, if tangential note, GAIM the chat client has a plugin for latex.
  4. Jul 21, 2008 #3
    Hmmmm. cool information bourbaki. Thanks. I was not aware of any of those. It would be great if something generic like hotmail or outlook incorporated this.
  5. Jul 21, 2008 #4
    I also think it would be easy to write an applescript for mail that lets you latex an e-mail, though that isn't an 'in place' solution.
  6. Jul 22, 2008 #5


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    shortcut have taken is to use the likes of latex2html and go from there .... although certainly could use a direct plugin (the existing conversion tools could probably provide some utility in writing of such or related).
  7. Jul 27, 2008 #6

    Tex in mails would only be able if you have your own post server. But you could use a trick. It ist possible to send pictures. Generate your Latex Code in a forum and then link to the pictures. Or maybe writing a pdf with Latex and the sending the pdf as attachment?

  8. Dec 2, 2008 #7

    I just saw this forum thread and was looking for an email client with such capability also.

    But this is what I do in the meantime:
    I uses LatexRender to create equations in .png/.gif files (I feel that .png files are sharper in detail) and insert them as pictures in my HTML emails.

    LatexRender for Windows
    Download link:

    LatexRender requires 3 other softwares which you might already have
    1) MiKTeX

    2) ImageMagick
    http://www.imagemagick.org/download/binaries/ImageMagick-6.4.6-8-Q16-windows-dll.exe [Broken]

    3) Ghostscript
    http://www.ghostscript.com/awki [Broken]

    Chin Soon
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  11. Jun 13, 2010 #10
    Try http://alexeev.org/gmailtex.html" [Broken]
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  12. Feb 11, 2011 #11
    GmailTeX works if both parties who are emailing each other have it...
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