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February 12, 2010

WYSIWYG SVG Editing In Instiki

In my quest to make Instiki the best damned piece of Math/Physics Wiki software in existence, I have been somewhat frustrated by the fact that while creating equations is easy (thanks to itex2MML), creating diagrams has not been. Yes, you can include SVG graphics, and mix equations and SVG in all kinds of interesting ways. But creating the SVG graphics required either an external GUI editor, like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, or manipulating the raw SVG commands manually (and, depending on the external GUI editor, sometimes both).

Well now, thanks to the great work by Jeff Schiller, Alexis Deveria and their collaborators on the SVG-Edit project, you can create, edit and manipulate inline SVG and mixed MathML/SVG content, right in Instiki.

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