[Doc-SIG] The docs, reloaded
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Tue May 22 13:06:30 CEST 2007
John> I'm fairly new to reST, and don't know all the ins and outs of it,
John> but I'd always just assumed that either there is or there will be
John> a simple way to escape to TeX math notation. That is, such that
John> when you run ``rst2latex``, your equations will come through
John> unscathed. And when you run ``rst2html``, well, probably png's
John> will get generated and the html will just link to them as inline
John> images (of course, you'll need a TeX implementation installed for
John> that).
PNGs would be fairly yucky. ASCIIMathML or MathML would be much better.
John> Writing equations as done with TeX/LaTeX is so universal and
John> well-known that even if the docutils folks used some other
John> notation for mathematics in reST-formatted docs, a way to use
John> TeX-style math would certainly pop out of the woodwork at some
John> point. There's a lot of folks out there using LaTeX because they
John> need to put math in their docs, and don't really have any other
John> workable option.
ASCIIMathML offers LaTeX notation as an option.
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