# Bug#595143: RFP: libjs-asciimathml -- javascript library to render high quality mathematical formulas in a browser

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
* Package name : libjs-asciimathml
Version : 2.0.2
Upstream Author : Peter Jipsen <jipsen@chapman.edu>
* URL : http://asciimathml.sourceforge.net/
* License : LGPL-2.1+
Programming Lang: JavaScript
Description : JavaScript library to render high quality Mathematics in a browser
ASCIIMathML is a set of JavaScript functions to convert ASCII math
notation and LaTeX to Presentation MathML. Simple graphics commands are
also translated to SVG images. ASCIIMathML is designed to be very easy
to use and mimic to a great extent the way that one would use to type
mathematical formulas by means like e-mail.
This makes its use especially suited for teachers and instructors of
disciplines based on Mathematics that want to use an eletronic medium
(like, for instance, a blog or a web forum) with students and still not
be encumbered with difficult, non-intuitive, non-standard notation for
formulas.
A more "Web 2.0" description of ASCIIMathML could be: "a JavaScript to
convert ASCII math notation (and some LaTeX) to Presentation MathML
while your webpage loads. Now also simple graphs are translates to
SVG."
It's use is simple and only a single include in an (X)HTML page is
needed for the use of the library.
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This would really rock to have when using a ikiwiki wiki/blog to typeset
mathematics. See the examples in the homepage of the author. [1][2][3]
[1]: http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimathdemo.html
[2]: http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimathcalculator.html
[3]: http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimatheditor/
Regards,
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