# [fpc-devel] Math expressions in wiki

Vincent Snijders vincent.snijders at gmail.com
Sat Apr 15 21:43:20 CEST 2017

2017-04-15 18:59 GMT+02:00 Denis Kozlov <dezlov at gmail.com>:

> On 14/04/2017 11:25, Werner Pamler wrote:
>
>> Does anybody know how to write mathematical expressions in the wiki? I
>> would like to write an article on fpc's NumLib, but I would only want to
>> begin this activity when I know how to enter complex mathematical formulas
>> like integrals etc such that they are displayed decently.
>>
>
> MediaWiki requires a math rendering extension, such as:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Math
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SimpleMathJax
>
> FPC/Lazarus wiki has no math rendering extensions installed, as you can
> see here:
> http://wiki.freepascal.org/Special:Version
>
>
What math rendering extension do you recommend?

> Installing Math extension is a bit of a pain because it usually requires a
> local rendering engine to be installed on the server.
>
> I think you have 2 options:
> 1) Write your formulates using the wiki's standard notation
> $LaTeX$, and once a Math extension is installed (if ever), your
> formulas will be automatically rendered.
> 2) Generate visual rendering of your LaTeX formulates yourself, for
> example using http://latex2png.com/, and upload them as images with
> associated LaTeX code in comments.
>
>
Vincent
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