# Math Typesetting

1. Sep 17, 2005

### amcavoy

In general (not specifically for forums), what are the different math typesettings? I know there is LaTeX, but I have also seen something that looks different on sites such as MathWorld. Does anyone know what it is?

2. Sep 17, 2005

### ComputerGeek

probably MathML which is a horrid mess to look at. it is an XML language so it has lots of open and close tags that are nested.

sorry, but I like the much more consice \alpha^2 \times \beta^2 = \gamma^2

$$\alpha^2 \times \beta^2 = \gamma^2$$

3. Sep 18, 2005

### Muzza

Mathworld uses Mathematica to typeset its pages nowadays. For some odd reason they downgraded from LaTeX...

4. Sep 18, 2005

### amcavoy

Ok thanks. Is Mathematica compatible with Linux?

5. Sep 18, 2005

### Icebreaker

Wolfram's probably pushing for sales.

6. Sep 18, 2005

### Zurtex

7. Sep 18, 2005

### ComputerGeek

8. Sep 18, 2005

### Zurtex

Yes, you can't help feeling that the W3C were far more concerned about it looking like their other languages than actually making it easy for mathematicians.

9. Sep 18, 2005

### ComputerGeek

What is needed is a LaTeX to MathML converter. then you could have a simple little app that you type out your formula in latex and copy and past the mathML

10. Sep 19, 2005

### imabug

there is: itex2mml and tex4moz

Last edited: Sep 19, 2005
11. Sep 22, 2005

### amcavoy

So MathWorld actually went back and changed their articles (from LaTeX to Mathematica sybols)? I could have sworn it looked different a while back...