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October 25, 2014


Wow! After a decade, Wikipedia finally rolls out MathML rendering. Currently, only available (as an optional preference) to registered users. Hopefully, in a few more years, they’ll make it the default.

Some implementation details are available at Frédéric’s blog.

Posted by distler at October 25, 2014 1:19 AM

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Re: Wikipedia

Strange, I was viewing mathematics on Wikipedia via MathJax and local fonts for one or two years - with the special setting in options. Isn’t it possible that you missed that thing for a year or two?

Posted by: Lubos Motl on November 4, 2014 1:17 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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Isn’t it possible that …

In a word, no.

Reading the linked-to posts might clarify things for you (or perhaps not).

Posted by: Jacques Distler on November 4, 2014 1:27 AM | Permalink | PGP Sig | Reply to this

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Well, it surely hasn’t “clarified” the issue.

Full MathJax rendering has been available as option on Wikipedia since May 2012, see

I’ve been using it for those 2.5 years.

Posted by: Lubos Motl on November 6, 2014 4:03 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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Oh, I see, you say MathML. I don’t care about that a tiny bit.

Posted by: Lubos Motl on November 6, 2014 4:04 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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