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Is it possible to use jsMath to write emails? If so can anyone tell how can I do that? I need to write to my Prof. An email that needs mathematical expressions. Any clue?


Here is the solution I used: http://mathoverflow.net/questions/22141/how-do-i-see-latex-math-on-any-web-page-and-in-email

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Embedding javascript on e-mails would be a huge security risk, so you can't really.

The best you can do is generate and image and link to it.

There are many services online that can let you do this. A quick google search found this generator. Enter your TeX and press "convert", and it'll give the url of the image to link to.

Perhaps http://webapps.stackexchange.com can help you find more generators, if the one linked does not suit your purposes.

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Beat me to it, and your answer is more comprehensive than mine. :) –  Sasha Chedygov Sep 17 '10 at 6:52
this link will appear simply as a link, not a real math expression, in my email, I presume? –  user40786 Sep 17 '10 at 16:48
@TheMadman: You could embed it as an image in your email and it would appear as such. Think of it as a "screenshot" of your mathematical expression. –  Sasha Chedygov Sep 20 '10 at 20:26
Thanks, do you think GmailTex a risk?? Using, image urls seems a tiresome approach. –  user40786 Sep 22 '10 at 15:11
@TheMadman - GmailTex is not as huge a risk as allowing anyone to send any javascript, but it seems that your recipient must also have it installed. –  Justin L. Oct 5 '10 at 7:33