otacke's picture

This is an idea/wish from a session that was held at OERcamp17 in Hamburg, Germany on June 24.

As often requested ... :-)

  • As a content creator, I want to be able to use LaTeX in order to display formula. Even inline notation without a graphical editor would be very fine!
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TGunner's picture

Thanx for sharing my question here, hope to find a solution. There was nothing really useful in other threads.

I would like to express my full support for this idea. Thank you, Oliver.

tomaj's picture

Hi Otacke,

It sounds very useful. Formula input is strongly needed.

But I'm not sure how "web compatible" LaTeX is (on the display side).

Does anybody have any experience with this?

- Tom

otacke's picture

The only experience I have with including LaTeX to a platform myself is MathJax, and it works very well on desktop browsers and on Android at least. Don't know about iOS or other mobile systems though.

EDIT: I just checked some browsers using browserstack and MathJax's common HTML mode, HTML-CSS mode and SVG mode. Desktop browsers seem to be a piece of cake: even older versions of Safari, Opera, Firefox, Chrome and even the IE down to version 9 seem to render formulas flawlessly. Chrome on Android seems to be fit as of version 4, Safari as of iOS 8 (although the doc says even older versions should be fine), and WindowsPhones seem to work, too.

MathJax is licensed under an Apache License 2.0.

tomaj's picture

Ok, I was not aware there was a releation between LaTeX and MathJax.

I know this is a really sought after feature, and would mean the world to a whole range of fields.

- Tom

TGunner's picture

Soon we will release a job offer for this special LaTeX-development (display formula + LaTeX-input), because we really want and need it. Is there a special place here to present that offer?

Other question for LaTeX with H5P:

I also use the WordPress plugin WP-Pro-Quiz. For this it is possible to write LaTeX-Code (WP QuickLatex-plugin installed) in the quiz-questions and WordPress displays them as a formular. H5P doesn't. Where is the difference - why is it so difficult to get this in H5P? I don't code, so my knowledge is few for that ;)


fnoks's picture

There is no special forum for job offerings here at yet. I suggest you post it to "General discussion".

why is it so difficult to get this in H5P?

I don't think this is more difficult to implement than many of the other features in H5P, it just hasn't been done yet...

There are several threads on LaTeX/MathJax but there seems no obvious progress in this direction. I am convinced that Latex support would give h5p a big boost as it could then be better used in higher education for many science/technical subjects.

@ TGunner: Is somebody at your place working at an Latex/MathJax solution?


otacke's picture

Hi Haerter!

You seem to have missed this recent post:



Thanks a lot for this quick reply. I really missed the other thread and will be anxiously waiting for the release.

The approach with $$...$$ or \[...\] seems very appropriate (especially for Moodle users).

Best, Joerg

otacke's picture

Hi Joerg!

Unfortunately, I cannot estimate when we'll release a first version (I could possible demonstrate what we have in Hamburg next month). There's a limit to what we can do with our resources -- hence I can only emphasize again that H5P is (should be) a community effort ...