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[render_math] Should we allow KaTeX as an alternative rendering option to MathJAX? #625
Hi, when Katex first came out, I thought about integrating it. I think Katex looks (and performs) amazingly, but it only renders a subset of what mathjax will render. So we would need to build something that would fall back to mathjax for things that Katex struggles with. Any thoughts?
I think implementing our own LaTeX parser to choose between the other two LaTeX parsers might be overkill. Far easier, and what the users would probably expect from e.g. Sphinx, would be to provide a setting to choose your render site-wide depending on individual needs. Users are already accustomed to slightly different subsets depending on settings choices and this would not be surprising - e.g in Sphinx, pngmath supports a superset of the markup supported by mathjax, but there is no fallback option. And for that matter, LaTeX itself supports different things based on version numbers and site-specific installation details...