Using Obsidian for mathematical knowledge base

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  • MathJax

    Beautiful and accessible math in all browsers

    As others have pointed out Obsidian is using MathJaX, which is a custom implementation of a subset of TeX. It doesn't support Tikz, which is way different from the equation subset of TeX, but there is a discussion here:

  • tikzjax

    TikZJax is TikZ running under WebAssembly in the browser

    This was my first thought, but the last comment in that page linked above is promising. Someone has the real tikz running in the web browser, rendering to svg: It might a simple matter of translating tikz-fenced code blocks to the appropriate script tag and letting that script do its thing.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • obsidian-latex-environments

    Quickly insert and change latex environments within math blocks in Obsidian.

    You maybe referring to this plugin.

  • mermaid

    Generation of diagram and flowchart from text in a similar manner as markdown

    mermaid cannot render basic math symbols as pointed out in this GitHub issue. So it will be very messy to produce something like what OP wants.

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