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Information for jsMath Users

If you are reading a web page that uses jsMath, you should not have to do anything special, as the mathematics should display reasonably well without additional plug-ins, fonts, or other files.

On the other hand, jsMath will look much better if you install the TeX fonts. Without these, jsMath must fall back on images of the characters, or on unicode fonts that you have installed on your computer, and this will be slower and less effective. If you view a page without having the TeX fonts installed, jsMath will remind you of this and point you to the jsMath web site where you can download the fonts.

The jsMath package relies on JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and unicode fonts in order to typeset mathematics. This means you have to use a browser that understands these technologies. Most modern browsers do (see the browser support page), but you have to be sure that you have these features enabled. If you don't think the mathematics is being processed properly, check your browser preferences to be sure that JavaScript, Style Sheets, and font changes are all enabled for your browser.

You can control a number of jsMath's features via a control panel that jsMath makes available to you. You can access the control panel by clicking on the small "jsMath" button that is usually at the lower right-hand corner of your browser window. This button will stay in place even as you scroll the window, so it should always be visible. If the button is not showing (page authors can choose not to display it), you can also access the control panel by ALT-clicking on any mathematical expression that is on the page.

Additional information is available from the following links:

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Created: 14 Mar 2004
Last modified: 14 Sep 2006 11:01:02
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