Firemath

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Firemath
Firemath logo
Initial release September 23, 2008
Stable release
0.9 / 18 May 2012; 4 years ago (2012-05-18)
Development status Active
Written in JavaScript
Platform Cross-platform
Type Formula editor
License Open source (GPL v3)[1]
Website www.firemath.info

Firemath is a WYSIWYG equation editor which generates MathML. It is open source software published under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.[1] Firemath is an addon for the web browser Firefox. It uses the rendering facilities of the browser.

Firemath screenshot

Features[edit]

Firemath must be installed as an addon into the Firefox browser. After invocation it opens in a new tab. The following list summarizes the main features of the software.

  • Firemath supports a large number of mathematical symbols, operators and arrows.
  • The majority of the MathML 2 presentation markup elements are supported.
  • While editing equations these are displayed in two formats simultaneously, namely properly rendered and with editing elements added.
  • Equations can be saved in MathML format or as bitmap images. The same is true for copying equations to the clipboard.
  • When saving/copying MathML the user can choose between XHTML or HTML5.
  • Some editing can be done using the keyboard, while all elements can be accessed using the mouse.
  • Simple LaTeX expressions are interpreted.[2]
  • MathML equations on web pages can be opened in Firemath via the context menu (right click) of the equations.

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