CTAN submission -- MimeTeX 1.20 (update)
zierke at dante.de
Fri Oct 17 15:04:25 CEST 2003
----- Forwarded message from John Forkosh -----
As per your README.uploads instructions...
+ what you've uploaded
(version 1.20, to replace support/mimetex/mimetex.zip)
+ which CTAN node you've uploaded to
+ where you want the files to go
Please REPLACE all existing files (mimetex.zip and README) in
support/mimetex (and please unzip mimetex.zip README and then
place this separate copy of README "alongside" mimetex.zip in the
+ what licensing conditions you apply to your software
+ brief summary of what your upload is intended to do.
(a) added picture-like environment, along with picture element
commands for circles/ellipses and lines (but not bezier
curves yet), see
(b) Also: various other changes and fixes, e.g., several delimiters
can now be arbitrarily sized
From the original submission...
MimeTeX parses LaTeX math expressions, and emits either mime
xbitmaps or gif images of them, rather than the usual TeX dvi's.
MimeTeX images are therefore easily imported directly into html
documents with the <tag>, e.g.,
without intermediate dvi-to-gif conversion, and without storing
lots of little gif files, one file for each converted expression.
This makes your web site and html documents more easily maintained.
for examples demonstrating mimeTeX's features and usage.
MimeTeX is primarily intended to help you maintain native
html documents containing math. In this sense it's a kind of
"lightweight" alternative to MathML, with the advantage that
mimeTeX preserves LaTeX syntax.
Similar non-MathML packages, like textogif and gladTeX,
require setup procedures that use TeX to help generate external
gif images of your equations, which are later included
in your html document as it's being rendered.
MimeTeX is, as far as I know, the only such non-MathML
package that has its own built-in parser and rendering engine,
entirely independent of TeX, and therefore requires no setup
procedure or external images whatsoever. It renders realtime,
on-the-fly images directly from LaTeX math expressions embedded
in html documents.
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Thanks for the upload. I installed it as suggested replacing the old
version in CTAN:/support/mimetex/
for the CTAN team
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