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23 Responses to “Feedback”

  1. Chris Phan Says:

    I think this is an awesome service. Thank you for providing it.

  2. diN0bot Says:

    is there an api (REST?) that takes latex and spits back the png data? that might be useful for dynamically embedding latex into wikis.

    alternatively, open source the code?

  3. mathurl Says:

    dinobot: I assume by “dynamically embedding latex into wikis”, you mean something of the sort that Wikipedia does? There are services out there that allow that, but I have no plans to. In fact, I am specifically trying to avoid automated use as a LaTeX backend and focus on providing a nice interface for humans. is a good listing of other LaTeX sites, including some which allow backend use and provide source code…

  4. nbloomf Says:

    Hey- I just wanted to let you know that this service is really great.

    I use it all the time to convert latex’d commutative diagrams to pngs for my blog. Thank you for making this. πŸ™‚

  5. Kelsoe Kismet Says:

    Thanks for an excellent service!

    One possible bug: instead of “\left\(” and “\right\(“, did you mean “\left(” and “\right)”?

  6. mathurl Says:

    Whoops. Thanks Kelsoe — fixed.

  7. MichaellaS Says:

    tks for the effort you put in here I appreciate it!

  8. ib Says:

    Is it possible to use TikZ library?

  9. mathurl Says:

    ib: I tried to install it just now but was unable to get it to work…

    • Igor Says:

      What difficulties have you came across installing and configuring TikZ? What version of LaTeX do you use? May be I can help you configuring it? I think it’s a wonderful feature for mathURL to have (making it ahead counterpart services)!

  10. SasQ Says:

    This site is great πŸ™‚
    I have some questions though:

    1. How to make the double integral over closed contour sign? It looks like two integral signs side by side, but with an ellipse around them in the middle. I’ve tried \oiint and \ooint, but it didn’t work.

    2. Is it possible to use it directly through GET or POST to retrieve an image or embed it on a website using local cache?

    3. Is there any easier way to set the foreground text color through the URL without defining it explicitly in the LaTeX code?

  11. Brad Says:

    Great service!

    On help page ( the last 2 examples with diagrams don’t work.

  12. Dan Says:

    Absolutely terrific service– thanks!

    (BTW, I am not seeing the Amazon links– or whatever– other avenue to help support the site..)

  13. This website is probably one of the most interesting and useful services I discovered in the past few weeks (or even months). Thank you very much for setting it up.
    By the way: You have already made it into one of the most important computer magazines here in Germany. This is where I first read about this website.
    I would like to make a suggestion, however: Some German special characters (like Àâüß) are not displayed correctly after creating the actual URL, while they perfectly work when one is typing in the equations. Is there a possibility to fix that? I would be very glad about that.

    • Okay, I just found out that it is possible to use these characters by entering \”a \”o \”u and \ss.
      That means my problem is solved and only the positive feedback remains.

      • mathurl Says:

        Yes, I do seem to have some UTF-8 bugs. It’s probably best to stick the the LaTeX escape codes for accented characters.

        Thanks for the feedback!

  14. Francisco Says:

    It’s great, I’d also love to have a peak at the source code and to embed it at my developing learning page but I understand perfectly your position. Thank you for the hard work anyway!

  15. Unicode support would be highly appreciated.

  16. MrJosh9000 Says:

    First of all thanks so much for this wonderful service, it’s simply great.
    My one issue is that when viewing an equation on a mobile phone, such as an iPhone, the page occupies a tiny region in the top left of the browser—you have to zoom in on the page to read it. It would be so handy to have it readable without having to zoom in. This can be easily fixed by setting a “viewport” meta tag, or adding some CSS. Here is a helpful link on accomplishing this:
    Anyway, thanks again for the great service!

    • mathurl Says:

      Thanks! I’ll look into this. mathURL hasn’t changed much since its debut in 2008, less than a year after iPhone 1, so there’s definitely some lack of mobile support going on. πŸ™‚

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