MultiMarkdown Syntax

Hi guys,

I am having a bit of a problem at the moment. I am busy creating a course on mathematics for computer science, and I discovered that I have a lot of symbols and formulas which I cannot simply type in, but will have to create as images, and then upload to a webserver and insert into the course content as images. This feels a bit tedious.

Then, today I came across this extension to Markdown called MultiMarkdown which supports mathematics symbols:

@dirk, what do you think about making use of something like this, which would also enable course designers to include tables, footnotes, cross references, citations, and more?


I’ll need to look into MultiMarkdown, but markdown on it’s own does have limits. What does the maths stack exchange site use?

What I would like more is to give course creators more freedom to use HTML and JS. The only problem with that is keeping the bad stuff out.

Looks like stack exchange uses MathJax for LaTeX rendering.

We implemented LaTeX on the wiki at my work and the engineers love it so far.