Latex in private message

1. Jun 7, 2005

HackaB

Private messages don't support latex? I sent someone a PM with some latex and it says "LaTeX image cannot be viewed here" or something similar.

2. Jun 7, 2005

chroot

Staff Emeritus
We have no plans to implement LaTeX in either private messages or journals.

- Warren

3. Jun 7, 2005

dextercioby

Write the code and maybe the recipient of the PM will have a tex compiler on his computer and will copy-paste the code you've written.Write it without the opening/closing tags,just plain text,as not to give any error.

I think it's a good decision,Warren.

Daniel.

4. Jun 7, 2005

HackaB

Okay thanks guys. When I typed the PM up and previewed it before I sent it, all of the equations showed up fine, so I just assumed it would send that way.

5. Jun 8, 2005

arildno

Note that you can see received Latex code by pressing "Quote" (reply), and then go into preview mode.
Since this isn't too bothersome, I don't think it is worth it to install Latex directly in the PM mode.

6. Jun 11, 2005

HackaB

Thank you! I'll try that.