Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I mean, if an email contains something like $\mathcal L = -\frac14 F_{\mu\nu}F^{\mu\nu}$, is there an addon to have this rendered into something nicer to read?

Or one to have equations rendered to png images when sending an email?

share|improve this question
    
slightly related: Compiling documents online –  Tobias Kienzler Jan 5 '11 at 8:09
1  
As I've mentioned in several other questions, compiling any LaTeX code that someone sends you is potentially a very bad idea. –  TH. Jan 5 '11 at 9:11
    
@TH.: that's true, though one could treat it the same way thunderbird treats remote content - only shown for whitelisted users by default. Also, I only thought of rendering parts of an email containing an $...$ equation –  Tobias Kienzler Jan 5 '11 at 11:06
    
Restricting to equations doesn't change the threat. –  TH. Jan 5 '11 at 20:34
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 7 down vote accepted

A quick search on addons.mozilla.org revealed two: Equations that does the conversion on some remote server and LaTeX It! which does it at the recipients PC. In both cases TeX code is transmitted as message body.

share|improve this answer
    
+1, although LaTeX It! doesn't seem to work (thudnerbird 3.0.4 de). Should there also be some "replace equations" button at message composition? –  Tobias Kienzler Jan 5 '11 at 11:21
1  
LaTeX It! is the better one since it uses your local TeX engine. –  S. Boonto Jan 7 '11 at 21:31
    
... ok, I had to manually add the LaTeX it to the composing window –  Tobias Kienzler Jan 16 '11 at 9:12
add comment

how about Tex the world ? I am not quite sure it is up to date. And it also be more useful in firefox.

share|improve this answer
    
Looks nice, but does it actually also work with thunderbird? Did you test it? –  Tobias Kienzler Jan 16 '11 at 9:13
    
no, I did not try. –  pluton Jan 16 '11 at 14:55
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.