display and manipulate math symbols?

Ondřej Majerech oxyd.oxyd at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 20:04:45 UTC 2010

On 9 February 2010 20:27, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> As you intendedly state that you're not searching for a
> solution in the field of typesetting - where LaTeX comes
> to mind immediately - I could imagine that you can do it
> the hard way.
> First, see the symbols here:
> http://web.ift.uib.no/Fysisk/Teori/KURS/TeX/symALL.html
> Split the images into individual ones, and then use a
> graphics suite, such as Gimp or OpenOffice Draw, to drag
> them around the screen and combine a formula from them.
> Surely, you would be massively faster doing it with LaTeX,
> but there's no mouse involved. :-)

There is also this site: http://detexify.kirelabs.org/classify.html .
It allows you to draw a mathematical symbol -- with your mouse -- and
it will guess how you write that in LaTeX.

As I guess the main reason for wanting to move symbols around visually
is so that you don't have to remember tons of TeX sequences, this
could be rather helpful.

~ Ondra

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