[texhax] Formulas not rendering on site

William F Hammond hmwlfsr at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 19 19:47:52 CEST 2015

Uwe Lueck <uwe.lueck at web.de> writes:

> Last Thursday, Jacob David Tafoya" wrote:
>> I recently became the new IT Manager for one of the math departments
>> at our university and inherited a MediaWiki site which uses TeX version
. . .
> This makes me curious about how MediaWiki actually invokes TeX. Googling...

Indeed.  Although I don't use mediawiki, elsewhere I've read that LaTeXML
will be used with mediawiki in the future.  LaTeXML works rather well, and
it does not depend on a TeX installation.

>     https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Texvc
> where I find:
>     "texvc in its turn requires three additional programs, ocaml, LaTeX and
>      dvipng." ... "These programs should be downloaded manually and installed
>      under the special (not default!) names, specific for each server. In
>      particular, if one already has LaTeX installed under any other place,
>      then, by default, it will not be used and the wiki-format of the formulas
>      will not be supported."

It is possible to have more than one TeX installation on a given platform.
One needs to manage things like paths and variables.  Therefore I am skeptical
about this quoted material.

                              -- Bill

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