Christian Lawson-Perfect is a user on mathstodon.xyz. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse. If you don't, you can sign up here.

I've finally added a nice little feature to the mathstodon.xyz web frontend: while you're typing, LaTeX math macros will be replaced with the corresponding unicode character.
So I can write something like "the area of a circle of radius 3 is π × 3²" very easily!
MathJax still works, between the delimiters: \( π \times 3^2 \)

Christian Lawson-Perfect @christianp

This is based on the list of Unicode replacements from unicodeit.net/ by Sven Kreiss and Kyle Cranmer.
I found myself switching off to unicodeit to get symbols, usually × and π, so often that I wanted to integrate it with the Mathstodon frontend.

· Web · 0 · 2

Another benefit: doesn't look like total bums to people on non-MathJax-y instances

... and now I've made it not replace macros between LaTeX delimiters, so stuff like \(x^2\) works without faffing about