Content from 2013-08

Code & math

posted on 2013-08-15

TBRSS now integrates Highlight.js and MathJax. That means that code snippets in most programming languages get displayed with syntax highlighting, and mathematical notation using both inline TeΧ and MathML gets typeset using a full-blown mathematics-specific display engine. (That includes the pre-rendered LaTeΧ in WordPress-powered blogs like What’s New.)

Postscript: MathJax turns out to be somewhat oversold. For small amounts of mathematics, it works fine, but I can certainly see why it’s not in universal use among mathematicians: with large amounts of math, it’s appallingly slow. For the moment I’ve compromised by disabling it except when the browser supports MathML, which is much faster than the default HTML+CSS rendering.

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