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LaTeX extension to markdown

Alexei 1 year ago in Chat • updated by lee ho 2 months ago 2

It would be awesome to have the ability to include inline and displayed maths in chat and posts.


This is becoming a common extension to markdown in academic writing and would set Ryver apart and give you an edge in that market. Currently only Rocket.chat implements this nicely (there's a poorer implementation in Mattermost but it's mostly nonexistent in other apps). There's two well developed javascript libraries already to handle the typesetting: MathJax and KaTeX.

This would be great. I have a few users who use LaTeX to create articles and tutorials, so this would work well to let others proofread and collaborate seeing the intended formatting. LaTeX is a widespread standard that doesn't change much anymore, so won't need many updates I'd expect.


Yes please! This would be very useful in academic communication in maths and physics.