upload version 1.30 of mimetex.zip to ftp.dante.de

Rainer Schöpf rainer.schoepf at proteosys.com
Mon Dec 22 12:02:31 CET 2003

On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, John Forkosh wrote:

 >    + what you've uploaded
 >         mimetex.zip
 >         version 1.30, to replace support/mimetex/mimetex.zip
 >    + which CTAN node you've uploaded to
 >         ftp.dante.de
 >    + where you want the files to go
 >         support/mimetex
 >    + what licensing conditions you apply to your software
 >         GNU GPL
 >    + brief summary of what your upload is intended to do.
 >         (a) Improved LaTeX compatibility, e.g., \left(...\right) now works
 >             in addition to mimeTeX's abbreviation \(...\)  (and ditto for
 >             other sized delimiters).  Similarly, {...\atop...} works
 >             as expected, and ditto for various other commands that weren't
 >             precisely compatible in earlier versions.
 >         (b) Improved anti-aliasing.
 >         (c) New commands \raisebox{}{} and \rotatebox{}{} to afford users
 >             better control over rendered images, \textit{} and {\it...},
 >             \lim_ and all other functions and \tr for trace, \hspace{} and
 >             other new math spaces, various other new commands like \fbox{},
 >             and several minor bug fixes.
 >         (d) Recognizes html special characters like < and > since some
 >             web tools cause problems by translating < to < and > to >
 >             etc.  Also translates %xx url-encoded charcaters for essentially
 >             the same reason.
 >         (e) Thoroughly updated documentation.
 >      ----------------------------------------------------
 >      From the original submission...
 >         MimeTeX parses LaTeX math expressions, emitting either gif images
 >         or mime xbitmaps of them, rather than the usual TeX dvi's.
 >         MimeTeX images are therefore easily inserted directly into html
 >         documents using a standard html <img> tag, e.g.,
 >           <img src="../cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?f(x)=\int_{-\infty}^xe^{-t^2}dt"
 >            border=0 align=absmiddle>
 >         without intermediate dvi-to-gif conversion, and without storing lots
 >         of little gif image files, one file for each converted expression.
 >         This makes your web site and html documents more easily maintained.
 >         See
 >                  http://www.forkosh.com/mimetex.html#examples
 >         for many examples demonstrating mimeTeX's features and usage.

Thanks for the update, I installed it in


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