Math Notation in Gemini?

Paper paper at tilde.institute
Tue Feb 16 19:19:08 GMT 2021


On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 07:01:41PM +0000, Oliver Simmons wrote:
> One of the golden rules of Gemini is user control, and by *default*
> this would be off.
> MathML/similar via preformatted blocks would be fine IMO, *if the user
> enabled it*.
> 
I don't think it would be a good idea to embed Tex inline in gemini.
Some people can not read Tex and if their client didn't support it,
they would see weird characters. One of the ideas behind gemini I like
is that even plain text gemtext without any rendering is readable.

I would propose a bit different strategy, link a .tex file and have a
special client that can render it inline after clicking on the link
similar to how lagrange renders images.

This way is much more universal, we don't have to extend gemtext for
every use case, we can use existing formats.

~paper


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