I have a website for non-professional math users. I am looking for a WYSIWYG for math equations. I have found wiris but it isn't free.

What I need:

  • Simple, without programming knowledge (like MathML).
  • Similar to WolframAlpha equation input or the Wiris one.
  • Real-time convertion to visual equations.
  • Option to store the input in Latex.
  • I have removed the Javascript restriction and I could accept any kind of webplugin that follow the previous bullets. (HTML5, java, Jquery etc)
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    You want this to be a JS based library to put into your website yes? Jun 4, 2014 at 15:13
  • @NickWilde Exactly. I've added it tags.
    – Tasos
    Jun 4, 2014 at 15:14
  • Is jQuery required?
    – unor
    Jun 5, 2014 at 5:39
  • @unor Not necessarely. Anything that could be added in a website as a plugin. Like JS and JQuery.
    – Tasos
    Jun 5, 2014 at 7:18
  • @AnastasiosVentouris I'm thinking there probably isn't anything quite right. Could you email me? I have some thoughts that are too long for comment format and not really appropriate for an answer. My email is: design@briarmoon.ca Jun 23, 2014 at 0:25

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You could use MathJax. It's a free, opensource, purely Javascript library for rendering math equations. Stack Exchange uses it (that's how I heard of it). It supports input through LaTeX and MathML according to it's site (I've only used the LaTeX input). It looks like it has everything you want.

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    Thanks but I think the OP is looking for a WYSIWYG solution. Jun 22, 2014 at 23:19
  • Missed that... He could always just make a MathJax preview like how SE does it. Like a side by side or a preview below.
    – JKor
    Jun 22, 2014 at 23:21
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    Hmm I think it isn't what I am looking. I want a simple WYSIWYG for math input (like the one of WolframAlpha link) that will transform the input in LaTeX or MathML. So, a simple user without knowledge of LaTeX or MathML could write an equation and then store it in these forms.
    – Tasos
    Jun 22, 2014 at 23:21

You can try MathQuill [1], which isn't really a WYSIWYG editor but you can call it like a markdown editor, so say we use * to make the text italic like

*This will be italic on Stackoverflow*

Same way using MathQuill, say you want to make a fraction, of 3/4 so you can write it as

\frac and than type out the numbers, and switch the caret using arrow keys or say you want square root of x so you need to write

\square and than the x

[1] Github Repo

You can also take a look at FMatch but personally I feel that will be a bit loaded, but you can give a shot

  • MathQuill is WYSIWYG. You do have to remember what keystrokes to use, e.g. ^ for superscript, _ for subscript. Sep 27, 2014 at 15:10

TeXmacs is a very good editor suited for editing texts with mathematical formulas.

TeXmacs has import and export to LaTeX, but after exporting to LaTeX you need afterward to edit the LaTeX file manually, to insert all necessary macroses there.

I have written a book in TeXmacs (however it is somehow too slow for texts above 200 pages).

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    Thanks but I think the OP is looking for a JS based library to put into his website. Jun 4, 2014 at 20:45

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