Talk:Using TeX notation

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.0. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Using TeX notation.

Essentially, the Moodle MimeTex tutorial pages do not exist, until now. --Colin Fraser 03:50, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

As per Colin's request, I created this page and copied it from the old Using MimeTex page. My choice not to add the words "..in Moodle" to the title since this wiki is all about Moodle:) --chris collman 10:17, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Tex vs Latex vs Mimetex confusion

Colin, Mimetex is a package produced by John Forkosh and any discussion should prominently feature John's name and the URL. Your comments seem to conflate mimetex with the moodle Tex filter, but they are not the same. In fact, while moodle comes Packaged with some mimetex binaries, they are employed simply as a failover solution for a true Tex display. This fact is the basis for some inconsistencies as mimetex parses a subset of what could be displayed by the more comprehensive Tex implementations such as Tex live. I would have to argue that mimetex, while hugely valuable, was never intended to compete with a full Tex installation. I would also argue that if one is not going to implement a full Tex install, one would be well advised to consider an alternative to the moodle Tex filter's fallback to mimetex. Marc Grober 00:57, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

And this is part of the problem. All this is either Black Arts or Secret Squirrel stuff. I have clearly done this out of frustration and not knowing the history or technical or political background to any of it. Is it TeX Notation, is it MimeTeX? I have looked at John Forkosh's site it is not really a helpful document. There is so much colour and personality, the message is getting lost. I have found this all through the TeX world, sites have either a deplorable excess of personality or as bland as vanilla milkshakes and too much of it is just incomprehensible. OK, then you suggest that instead of calling it Using MimeTeX, it would be better to re-name the pages as Using TeX Notation in Moodle? More accurate perhaps? --Colin Fraser 13:31, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Seeing no additional comments from Marc (Hi Marc), I will create a page Using TeX notation at Colin's request and do a copy then deleted this page which was called "Using MimeTeX. --chris collman 10:09, 13 July 2010 (UTC)