I am trying to add support to my app to allow users to type in LaTeX equations and display them within the app. I am not trying to create a LaTeX editing app (this will be one of the features of the app, not the app as a whole), and I'd like to try to find a way to outsource the work of the LaTeX editing and display because I don't see a reason to reinvent the wheel. Are there any libraries for iOS which will either display LaTeX, or that will allow users to easily type in equations? Thanks!

  • I neither use nor develop for iOS but would it be possible to use on of the severely online TeX machines? tex.stackexchange.com/q/3/4918 – Tobi Apr 11 '12 at 18:58
  • itextomml is a C-library for converting LaTeX-like equations into MathML. You could combine that with a MathML-renderer of some sort. Would that work? (I know nothing about iOS development and what is required.) – Andrew Stacey Apr 12 '12 at 10:30
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  • One library you can look at for iOS is: github.com/kostub/iosMath – Kostub Deshmukh May 13 '16 at 19:13

If you do not need full LaTeX documents are are just interested in a latex syntax for mathematics, you should probably look at MathJax, a javascript/css library for math display.

There are several discussions of IOS on the mathjax list for example this one gives a step by step guide to one customisation that worked.

iOS implementation - short list of steps

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