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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-62473

Tex-Filter based on mathtex as alternative for mimetex

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 3.1.10, 3.1.11, 3.2.7, 3.2.8, 3.3.4, 3.3.5, 3.4.1, 3.4.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Filters
    • Labels:
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    • Workaround:
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      using CGI-Interface (mathtex.cgi)

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      using CGI-Interface (mathtex.cgi)
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_31_STABLE, MOODLE_32_STABLE, MOODLE_33_STABLE, MOODLE_34_STABLE

      Description

      dear support team,

      in moodle "TeX notation filter documentation => Methods and Usage", mathtex is announce as alternativ to mimetex. See also Mathtex and Mimetex Documentation.

      Suggestion: TeX-filter improvement (using mathtex instead of mimetex).

      Problem: tex-filter still call/exec mathtex with a bunch of wrong parameters (seems parameters are only prepared for mimtex in moodle core).

      Workaround: using CGI-Interface (mathtex.cgi) like https://fqdn/cgi-bin/mathtex.cgi?\frac\{2}{2} to get expressions. In Moodle you can use 

      <img src="https://fqdn/cgi-bin/mathtex.cgi?\frac{2}{2}" />
      

      and your get your expression as png (depend on mathtex-configuration).

      Opportunities: Mathtex make users able to use (own) \usepackage-definitions, colors etc. in every question (not dependent to administrators global preamble). Mathtex also processes more tex-expressions than mimetex.

       

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              Reporter:
              Nell aaaaa
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              Component watchers:
              Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Sara Arjona (@sarjona), Víctor Déniz Falcón
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