A notation for mathematics that uses characters commonly
available on all computer keyboards to represent the math in
an algebra-like syntax that should be intuitive and easily
`AsciiMath home page <http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimath.html>`_
must wait for other actions to complete before they are
MathJax uses `Queues` to synchronize its activity so that
actions that operate asynchronously (like loading files) will
be performed in the right order. :term:`Callback` functions
are pushed onto the queue, and are performed in order, with
MathJax handling the synchronization if operations need to
wait for other actions to finish.
Like an event handler, but it also keeps a history of
messages. Your code can register an "interest" in a signal,
or can register a :term:`callback` to be called when a
particular message is sent along the signal channel.
MathJax output form that relys only on HTML and CSS 2.1,
allowing MathJax to remain compatible across all browsers.
MathJax's input and output processors are called "jax", as is
its internal format manager. The code for the jax are in the
LaTeX is a variant of :term:`TeX` that is now the dominant TeX style.
`LaTeX Wikipedia entry <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaTeX>`_
A text format commonly used in blogs and wikis for creating
web pages without the need for complicated markup notation.
It is intended to be an easy-to-read and easy-to-write format
that still gives you the ability to specify a rich text result
(including things like bold, italics, bullet lists, and so
`Markdown home page <http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/>`_
An XML specification created to describe mathematical
notations and capture both its structure and content. MathML
is much more verbose than :term:`TeX`, but is much more
`MathML Wikipedia entry <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MathML>`_
The Scientific and Technical Information Exchange font
package. A comprehensive set of scientific glyphs.
`STIX project <http://stixfonts.org/>`_
Acronym for `Scalable Vector Graphics`. SVG is a graphics
format that allows images to be described as a collection of
graphics objects (like lines, rectangles, etc) rather than as
a bitmap of colored pixels. MathJax can use this format to
display mathematics as an alternative to its HTML-CSS or
`SVG Wikipedia entry <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics>`_
A document markup language with robust math markup commands
developed by Donald Knuth in the late 1970's, but still in
extensive use today. It became the industry standard for
typesetting of mathematics, and is one of the most common
formats for mathematical journals, articles, and books.
`TeX Wikipedia entry <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeX>`_