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CTAN package update: mathtex

Date: February 20, 2008 10:19:40 AM CET
John Forkosh writes: > + what you've uploaded > mathtex.zip > to replace support/mathtex/mathtex.zip > + which CTAN node you've uploaded to > ftp.tex.ac.uk > + where you want the files to go > support/mathtex > (The existing README file in support/mathtex > has changed. Please replace that copy with > the updated copy in mathtex.zip.) > + what licensing conditions you apply to your software > GNU GPL > + brief summary of what your upload is intended to do. > o Changes since CTAN version 1.00 released in Oct, 2007: > o 11 Oct 2007 -- optional \usepackage[arg]{package} argument > now recognized correctly (initial release neglected to > handle optional [arg] following \usepackage). > o 12 Oct 2007 -- html &#nnn; now translated during preprocessing, > e.g., &#091 or &#091; becomes [ (left square bracket) before > it's submitted to latex. > o 12 Oct 2007 -- special mathTeX directives like \time > are now checked for proper command termination, i.e., non-alpha > character. (In particular, LaTeX \times had been incorrectly > interpreted as mathTeX \time followed by an s.) > o 12 Oct 2007 -- url "unescape" translation, i.e., > %20-to-blank, etc, repeated (done twice) for > <form> input. (I'm not sure why this is necessary, > and can't reproduce the problem myself, but am acting > on seemingly reliable reports.) > o 20 Oct 2007 -- removed leading and trailing pairs of $$...$$'s > from input expressions, interpreting $...$ as \textstyle and > $$...$$ as \displaystyle (and $$$...$$$ as \parstyle). > Also removed leading and trailing \[...\], interpreting it > as \displaystyle. (Note: \displaystyle is mathTeX's default, > so $$...$$'s or \[...\] are unnecessary. But some people submit > expressions containing them, so they're now interpreted.) > o 16 Feb 2008 -- more robust test to display the correct > error message when a required dependency isn't installed. > (Occasionally, the "ran but failed" message was emitted > when a dependency was actually "not installed".) > o 16 Feb 2008 -- -DDENYREFERER=\"string\" or > -DDENYREFERER=\"string1,string2,etc\" compile switch added. > If compiled with it, mathTeX won't render images for > HTTP_REFERER's containing string (or string1 or string2, etc) > as a substring of their url's. > o 17 Feb 2008 -- updated (slightly) documentation Thanks for the upload; i've installed the new version, and updated the catalogue. Users may view the catalogue entry at http://mirror.ctan.org/help/Catalogue/entries/mathtex.html or they may view the package directory at http://mirror.ctan.org/support/mathtex/ (which directory contains the zip file to download Robin Fairbairns For the CTAN team

mathtex – A CGI program to use to put mathematics on the web

Math is a CGI program, written in C, that uses and either dvipng or dvips/convert to emit GIF or PNG images of mathematical expressions. Users can put mathematics directly in html pages with an <img> tag of the form
  <img src="/cgi-bin/mathtex.cgi?f(x)=\int_{-\infty}^xe^{-t^2}dt">
(see the package home page for a complete discussion).

Math is a successor of the author's earlier mim; but math uses real , where as mim uses its own built-in fonts, interpreter and rendering engine. Users who have available on their server can obtain higher quality images and full support with math. Users whose server doesn't offer can continue to use mim. The two programs are “plug-compatible”, using the same <img> tag “user interface”, so migration is trivial.

The package home page carries extensive documentation of Math.

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