MathJax VS markdown-it-katex

Compare MathJax vs markdown-it-katex and see what are their differences.


Add Math to your Markdown with a KaTeX plugin for Markdown-it (by waylonflinn)
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MathJax markdown-it-katex
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8,879 203
1.5% -
3.1 0.0
17 days ago 6 months ago
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of MathJax. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-19.


Posts with mentions or reviews of markdown-it-katex. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-22.
  • feature request: background colors and text
    1 project | | 19 May 2022
    Also, if you support markdown at some time, could you also support LaTeX / KaTeX or some similar TeX functionality for math notations? Some GitHub repos like this one have implemented TeX functionality within markdown. This can be a useful functionality for students and researchers who need math support within notes.
  • VS Code Markdown Preview + GH Pages?
    10 projects | | 22 Oct 2021
    So I guess recently, VS Code now natively supports Markdown preview natively, which is amazing. I guess they're "targeting" CommonMark__ via the markdown-it compiler. Though absent from the docs, the VS code markdown preview seems to accomodate math-mode enviroments which is awesome, I presume defined by a markdown-it extension such as markdown-it-katex though I can't seem to find actually documentation on the math-mode implementation in VS Code. Strange...

What are some alternatives?

When comparing MathJax and markdown-it-katex you can also consider the following projects:

KaTeX - Fast math typesetting for the web.

mathquill - Easily type math in your webapp

WeasyPrint - The awesome document factory

pandoc - Universal markup converter

asciidoctor-web-pdf - Convert AsciiDoc documents to PDF using web technologies

Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

markdeep-thesis - Write your (under)graduate thesis with Markdeep and typeset it right in your browser.

SingleFile - Web Extension for Firefox/Chrome/MS Edge and CLI tool to save a faithful copy of an entire web page in a single HTML file

commonmark-spec - CommonMark spec, with reference implementations in C and JavaScript

three.js - JavaScript 3D Library.

Vue.js - 🖖 Vue.js is a progressive, incrementally-adoptable JavaScript framework for building UI on the web.