Equations in graphics editor, LaTeX/Inkscape

Graphics editor Inkscape can understand Latex equations, using a plugin. This plugin seems pretty standard, it was installed in the inkscape version that is installed by debian package manager (debian squeeze). A message came on the screen the first time, and asked me to install a dependency (python-lxml) after that it works…. I can have equations (and greek letters easily!)

Now you can have beautiful equations and greek letters from LaTeX and insert them easily in re-scalable vector graphics images. They will match the text of your latex document.

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5 Responses

  1. How do you get that plugin on windows?

    Thanks.

    • It is included in windows version 0.48, u need mixtex, ghostscript and pstoedit installed on your computer for the plugin to be active

  2. Not sure, it is also not included in the mac version. Not sure if it is added by debian maintainer or inkscape authors even.

    • It is included in windows version 0.48, u need mixtex, ghostscript and pstoedit installed on your computer for the plugin to be active

  3. Reblogged this on Acicular ferrite and commented:

    This is still the same in Inkscape 0.48 distributed with debian wheezy, although I couldn’t find it when I wanted to write gamma symbol and used a strange looking unicode character which looked like a campaign ribbon.

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