Silva Math Released
Publication date: 2.March.2008, 07:56
2 March 2008 – Silva Math is an extension product for the Silva CMS to
enhance Silva Documents with mathematical formulas. Mathematical
expressions are edited and stored in TeX format and rendered as PNG images. The formulas are embedded into documents as Code Sources.
Silva Math uses LaTeX and dvipng
to render mathematics. Silva Math benefits from the long tradition of
math handling in TeX and LaTeX with its extensive math language and
mature rendering capabilities.
An advantage of Silva Math compared to Silva JSMath is
mathematical expressions are rendered on the server side as images.
client side. This gives the server operator full control over the
appearance of the mathematical expressions. On the downside, the
printing quality of the images is not yet optimal.
Silva Math was developed by Samuel Schluep for the dynamic Learning Content Management System (dLCMS) and has been tested with the Silva 1.6 and 2.x
series on Linux (Ubuntu 7.10 with TeX Live) and Windows (XP with MikTeX
For feedback please use the dLCMS General mailing list (dlcms-general at infrae com).