Math in email?

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Hi,

I wonder if there is a proper way of discussing physics and maths in email. Of course, you can just use the LaTeX code, and mostly everybody will understand it. But wouldn't it be nicer if you got real formulas displayed in your Email-prog instead? But until now I found no email-program which can convert the code to graphics.

I've been searching for such a program/plugin a long time now. Perhaps somebody here can help me out.

Thanks!
 

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EnumaElish
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Can't you write code in HTML? Not that I could, of course.
 
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MrSeaman
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I guess you could, but lots of people don't like HTML-mails. It wouldn't be very nice to use either.
What I'm looking for is a solution which makes up the formulas from the tex-code, just like the software in this forum does, everytime it sees a [tex]-tag. A plugin for Mozilla Thunderbird would be great, for example, but no one seems to have ever thought of it.
 
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Get a Mac and use a program called equation service. You can write latex and the service will convert your code to a GIF/PDF. Gotta love the Macintosh!
 
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faust9 said:
Get a Mac and use a program called equation service. You can write latex and the service will convert your code to a GIF/PDF. Gotta love the Macintosh!

As far as I know there are such programs for my Linuxbox, too. But I just want to get latex-equations displayed by a regular mail program, without opening a gif/pdf. Of course, the mail software may use the "equation service" or alike to create gifs and display them in the text, but it should do it from the received mails in which the formulas were entered latex-style.

I think this feature is so simple and useful that I can't believe nobody did it. Perhaps I'll try to figure it out when I learned a little more programming.

Anyway, thanks for your attempts to help me.
 
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Try MathType.

Your work version of Microsoft office should have EquationEditor built in (if you can find it). MathType is an upgrade over EquationEditor and is compatible so you can transport equations from home to office, etc.

You can download a 30 day trial for free and if you don't buy it, the trial version reverts to MathType Lite - virtually the same as EquationEditor.

MathType Lite and EquationEditor equations can be pasted into E-Mails as a picture, but the MathType version is designed to work better with just about all your Microsoft office programs.

Edit: Darn, and I was hoping this had something to do with having an E-Mail affair with MathIsHard. :grumpy:
 
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MrSeaman said:
Hi,

I wonder if there is a proper way of discussing physics and maths in email. Of course, you can just use the LaTeX code, and mostly everybody will understand it. But wouldn't it be nicer if you got real formulas displayed in your Email-prog instead? But until now I found no email-program which can convert the code to graphics.

I've been searching for such a program/plugin a long time now. Perhaps somebody here can help me out.

Thanks!
Ooooooohhhh, I like this way of discussion..
 
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djeipa said:
Ooooooohhhh, I like this way of discussion..
What do you like in this dry, technical, humorless discussion, djeipa?
 
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how do you use that LaTeX thing anyways?
 
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Just click on any LaTeX "image" and follow the link you will see at the bottom.
 
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what LaTeX "image"?
 
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E.g. under Math threads. Or click on [tex]\frame{\text{ this }\LaTeX\text{ image }}[/tex] and then on LaTeX code reference link in the popup window.
 
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[itex]/latex[/itex]see if this works
 
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EnumaElish
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Have fun... :smile:
 

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