Department of Mathematics and Statistics

ASCIIMath Editor - Department of Mathematics and Statistics - University of Toledo

This page requires Internet Explorer 6+MathPlayer or Mozilla/Firefox/Netscape 7+.

Type (or paste) your text into the textarea. The display on the right updates after 20 keystrokes or whenever you click the update button. Enclose all formulas with left-quotes or \$-signs. If you know (La)TeX formula syntax, you can use that as well (most basic formulas work).

Select the input width that you prefer:

Example syntax

Copy and paste the following lines into the "Type" field to see what symbols they produce in the "Display" area.

  • Miscellaneous constructs
    \`(x+1)/(x-1) x^(i+j) x_(ij) sqrt(x) root(n)(x) stackrel(+)(->) text(any) "any"\`
  • Operation symbols
    \`+ - * ** // \\ xx -: @ o+ ox sum prod ^^ ^^^ vv vvv nn nnn uu uuu\`
  • Relation symbols
    \`= != < <= > >= -< >- in !in sub sup sube supe -= ~= ~~ prop\`
  • Logical symbols
    \`and or not => if iff AA EE _|_ TT |-- |==\`
  • Miscellaneous symbols
    \`int oint del grad +- O/ oo aleph ... cdots \ quad qquad diamond square |__ __| |~ ~| CC NN QQ RR ZZ\`
  • Standard functions
    \`sin cos tan csc sec cot sinh cosh tanh log ln det dim lim mod gcd lcm\`
  • Grouping brackets
    \`( ) [ ] { } (: :) {: :}\`
  • Arrows
    \`uarr darr rarr -> larr harr rArr lArr hArr\`
  • Accents
    \`hatx barx ulx vecx dotx ddotx\`
  • Font commands
    \`bbA bbbA ccA ttA frA sfA\`
  • Matrices
    \`[[a,b],[c,d]] ((1,0),(0,1))\`
  • Greek letters
    \`alpha beta chi delta Delta epsi eta gamma Gamma iota kappa lambda Lambda mu nu omega Omega phi Phi pi Pi psi rho sigma Sigma tau theta Theta upsilon xi Xi zeta\`

Uses

This editor was written with two main uses in mind. Others may occur to you.

Email

You can send messages with mathematical notation by copying the contents of the "Type" field into your mail client. The recipient can then come to this page and paste in your message to the "Type" field and read the formatted version in the "Display" field.

XHTML+MathML

You can produce XHTML+MathML documents that can be viewed on a variety of browsers (even without JavaScript support): click the "View MathML" button, copy the output to a text editor, and save as an xhtml file.

The original ASCIIMathML version of the page is included as a comment at the top of the webpage in case the page requires further editing at a later stage. The editor also ensures that users of ASCIIMathML are not locked into the specific ASCII (or LaTeX) syntax, but are free to convert their files to standard Presentation MathML when this is convenient.

Note that this is dynamic HTML running locally on your machine! If you leave or refresh this page before copying and saving your work it will, in all likelihood, disappear.


Acknowledgements

The editor on this page was written by Peter Jipsen, the author of ASCIIMathML.

Last updated on: 2010-01-25 10:21 UTC.