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December 16th, 2008, 07:39 AM
I've installed moodle 1.8.2 from the repositories on a 64 bit system running Ubuntu 8.10. Server works fine. With TeX filter enabled I can display equations within the text using the $$...$$ tags. But math looks very ugly - in fact is hardly readable! I have a 1280x1024 LCD monitor with 86 dpi. I tried playing around with density parameters in latex.php and defaultsettings.php - no success!

Any help is appreciated...

December 25th, 2008, 12:55 PM

December 25th, 2008, 02:41 PM
How about you go Lyx:

And a short review:

Also explains what packages you need to run it ...


December 25th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Thanks Dedoimedo,

I don't know too much about Lyx since I am using Kile (another TeX editor). But my problem is not about writing and compiling TeX or LaTeX. With my current TeX system (texlive) I can produce high quality postscript etc. "by hand". However, I would like to have the job done automatically by the moodle TeX filter. Advantage is that moodle just inserts jpg images at the right place, so everything conforms to html and can be processed by any browser.

If you know a better way to combine high quality typesetting (and math in particular) with html, please let me know! Don Knuth designed it all decades ago but the internet community still does not know how to typeset math and treats it as images, it's unbelievable...

December 25th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Like I said, try LyX, I believe it will do the job ...