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

MathTeX is a CGI program, written in C, that uses LaTeX and either
dvipng or dvips/convert to emit GIF or PNG images of LaTeX
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).

MathTeX is a successor of the author's earlier mimε-TeX; but mathTeX uses real LaTeX, where as mimε-TeX uses its own built-in fonts, interpreter and rendering engine. Users who have LaTeX available on their server can obtain higher quality images and full LaTeX support with mathTeX. Users whose server doesn't offer LaTeX can continue to use mimε-TeX. 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 MathTeX.

Sources | `/support/mathtex` |

Documentation | |

Version | 1.05 2014-12-06 |

Licenses | GNU General Public License |

Copyright | 2007–2014 John Forkosh Associates, Inc. |

Maintainer | John Forkosh |

Topics | CGI LaTeX |

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