Some authors who have been using programs like
mimeTeXto generate images for their pages on the fly may find it convenient to use jsMath instead, as there is no need to generate images using jsMath. This is particularly convenient for bulletin-board systems or blogs, as it simplifies the installation, since you don't have to have
mimeTeXinstalled and working on the server.
Some of the commands processed by
mimeTeXare not standard TeX commands, and it treats others in a somewhat non-standard way, so if you have been using
mimeTeXand wish to convert to jsMath, you may find that jsMath does not handle some of your previous content.
mimeTeXplugin for jsMath can help make this transition smoother. It implements many of the extra commands from
mimeTeX, and converts others to work more like how
mimeTeXdoes. It is not perfect, but goes a long way toward making jsMath compatible with
One major limitation is that jsMath does not implement the LaTeX picture environment (which is available in
mimeTeX), so jsMath will not be able to display content that contains
To use the
mimTeXplugin, include the line<SCRIPT> jsMath.Setup.Script("plugins/mimeTeX.js") </SCRIPT>just after the command that loads jsMath.js itself. No other modifications are needed to make the
mimeTeXcommands available to the mathematics processed by jsMath.