Pidgin Plugin: PidginTeX

Published › November 4, 2011 0 Comments

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A fast plugin for Pidgin that renders LaTeX expressions in messages.

PidginTeX is a fast plugin for the instant messaging client Pidgin and uses mimeTeX or mathTeX to render LaTeX expressions in messages and chat. It is intended for math but mathTeX is fully compatible with LaTeX and any package can be used and mimeTeX also supports many other features. See Why use pidginTeX below.

Requirements :

Either mimeTeX or mathTeX is needed. See links for more information. If you still can’t decide, see the FAQ.

mimeTeX
is a small (< 1MB) program with no other dependencies.

mathTeX
depends on latex and dvipng for rendering.

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