How can I get TeX previews inside modes other than AUCTeX or org-mode? I'd love to see TeX equations in jabber, erc and markdown. If I ever switch to Emacs for email, I'd presumably like to see previews there too.
I've tried to re-use AUCTeX preview-latex but failed and gave up.
I've extracted the preview part from weechat in a separate file which you can get on this repo. It's also available as the
px package on MELPA (I've just submited it).
There are 4 entry points which can be called interactively:
px-preview: render all latex fragments in the current buffer.
px-preview-region: render fragments in the region.
px-remove: remove all previews from the current buffer (restore the text).
px-toggle: toggle display of previews in the current buffer.
As long as org-mode previewer works, this one should.
Since the code is still pretty small I'll include it below, but please install the package or use the repo.
;;; px.el --- preview inline latex -*- lexical-binding: t -*- ;; Most of this code comes from weechat-latex.el which in turn uses ;; org-mode previewer. ;; Copyright (C) 2014 Aurélien Aptel <email@example.com> ;; Copyright (C) 2013 Rüdiger Sonderfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org> ;; This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify ;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by ;; the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or ;; (at your option) any later version. ;; This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, ;; but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of ;; MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the ;; GNU General Public License for more details. ;; You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License ;; along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. (require 'org) (defvar px-temp-file-prefix "px-" "Prefix for temporary files.") (defvar px-temp-directory-prefix "px-" "Prefix for temporary directory.") (defvar px-image-program org-latex-create-formula-image-program "Program to convert LaTeX fragments. See `org-latex-create-formula-image-program'") (defvar px-temp-dir nil "The temporary directory used for preview images.") (defun px--create-preview (at) "Wrapper for `org-format-latex'. The parameter AT should be nil or in (TYPE . POINT) format. With TYPE being a string showing the matched LaTeX statement (e.g., ``$'') and POINT being the POINT to replace. If AT is nil replace statements everywhere." (org-format-latex px-temp-file-prefix px-temp-dir 'overlays "Creating images...%s" at 'forbuffer px-image-program)) (defun px--set-temp-dir () "Set `px-temp-dir' unless it is already set." (unless px-temp-dir (setq px-temp-dir (make-temp-file px-temp-directory-prefix 'directory)))) (defun px-preview () "Preview LaTeX fragments." (interactive) (save-excursion (let ((inhibit-read-only t)) (px--set-temp-dir) (org-remove-latex-fragment-image-overlays) (px--create-preview nil)))) (defun px-preview-region (beg end) "Preview LaTeX fragments in region." (interactive "r") (let* ((math-regex (assoc "$" org-latex-regexps)) (regex (nth 1 math-regex)) (n (nth 2 math-regex)) matches) (save-excursion (goto-char beg) (while (re-search-forward regex end t) (setq matches (cons (cons "$" (match-beginning n)) matches))) (let ((inhibit-read-only t)) (px--set-temp-dir) (dolist (i matches) (px--create-preview i)))))) (defun px-remove () "Remove LaTeX preview images." (interactive) (let ((inhibit-read-only t)) (org-remove-latex-fragment-image-overlays))) (defun px-is-active? () "Are LaTeX Previews currently displayed?" org-latex-fragment-image-overlays) (defun px-toggle () "Toggle display of LaTeX preview." (interactive) (if (px-is-active?) (px-remove) (px-preview))) (provide 'px)
texfrag.el renders LaTeX fragments in buffers whose major mode is registered as or derived from a major-mode in
texfrag-setup-alist. It uses
preview.el from AucTeX for generating the overlays with the LaTeX images.
texfrag.el works out of the box for doxygen comments in major modes derived from
You can install
melpa-stable via M-x
texfrag-mode RET to activate the preview.
You get the Preview menu with all the items of the AUCTeX preview package.
texfrag also works for editing html source, eww, and org-mode.