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Math equations and symbols


barrimoon

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21 minutes ago, barrimoon said:

I know I can write math equations on word and then copy and paste to EN but It would be great if we could write them in EN quickly.

Yes, LaTex would be a nice idea or MathJax since they have decided to run on Javascript

 

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On 1/22/2021 at 11:34 AM, Mike P said:

There has been some discussion as to where the boundary line is between a general purpose note taking/storage app and a more sophisticated and specialised app. For example I've seen requests for a greater selection of fonts, language specific formatting of code blocks etc etc. Because of users different specialist needs I doubt whether we would all ever agree on what is core so Evernote will have to decide and we can go elsewhere if we disagree.

Going forward I would hope that the new architecture will allow much tighter integration with other apps. This would potentially allow the embedding of all sorts of contents seamlessly. We've already seen this, for example, with YouTube videos that can now be played within the note. This sounds like a better solution than asking Evernote to introduce something which is probably only going to be used by a small number of users and for which they have no expertise.

 

LaTeX/Mathjax would be incredibly useful to anyone who needs to use math in their notes. That is a lot of people given that most university courses include some math. 

The embedding solution does not work for math notation, I have tried it. It is similar to saying that you need to embed a file to use capital letters. It is so awkward to do that you just don't bother. 

I have been using Evernote for more than 10 years and been waiting to recommend it to colleagues and students when LaTeX is supported ... maybe it will happen one day. If asked I point them to Joplin or Bear as similar apps but with LaTeX support.

If Evernote could implement something like the Typora approach to math notation it would attract a new set of users.

 

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22 hours ago, Rajesh Gaire said:

Yes, LaTex would be a nice idea or MathJax since they have decided to run on Javascript

 

Can you vote for the post if you want it too. So that this remains up

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There has been some discussion as to where the boundary line is between a general purpose note taking/storage app and a more sophisticated and specialised app. For example I've seen requests for a greater selection of fonts, language specific formatting of code blocks etc etc. Because of users different specialist needs I doubt whether we would all ever agree on what is core so Evernote will have to decide and we can go elsewhere if we disagree.

Going forward I would hope that the new architecture will allow much tighter integration with other apps. This would potentially allow the embedding of all sorts of contents seamlessly. We've already seen this, for example, with YouTube videos that can now be played within the note. This sounds like a better solution than asking Evernote to introduce something which is probably only going to be used by a small number of users and for which they have no expertise.

 

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1 hour ago, Mike P said:

There has been some discussion as to where the boundary line is between a general purpose note taking/storage app and a more sophisticated and specialised app. For example I've seen requests for a greater selection of fonts, language specific formatting of code blocks etc etc. Because of users different specialist needs I doubt whether we would all ever agree on what is core so Evernote will have to decide and we can go elsewhere if we disagree.

Going forward I would hope that the new architecture will allow much tighter integration with other apps. This would potentially allow the embedding of all sorts of contents seamlessly. We've already seen this, for example, with YouTube videos that can now be played within the note. This sounds like a better solution than asking Evernote to introduce something which is probably only going to be used by a small number of users and for which they have no expertise.

 

I have requested for the embedding for docs and other files in a feature request, also witht he ability to edit then from the same window if you like the idea then plase up vote so people can see it ie the devs

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47 minutes ago, sflinter said:

Given that the ENv10 note is now essentially a Markdown document

I don't see this - the format remains as ENML (essentialy html)

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My understanding is that Evernote 10 uses Electron and is mainly written in JavaScript. This means that supporting Katex would require very limited effort for the Evernote team. As an example, Joplin, supports Katex along with many other Evernote features with only one developer for the whole project (and it does not have the performance problems of Evernote 10!)

You could argue that only a small % of the Evernote user base would use math equations, but that is true of many features in Evernote. Code block formatting is only used by a minority of users (software developers). Spell checking in Dutch is only used by a small % of users (mainly from the Netherlands) but I believe it is supported. With any complex application like Evernote any single user uses a small % of the features. So just because you don't want maths equations does not mean it does not make sense for Evernote to support it. Live and let live?

 

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