Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217699

RFE: LaTeX support fixed in upstream SVN

Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:50 EST

Description of problem: LaTeX support (Effects -> Render -> LaTeX formula) is broken in inkscape 0.44.1-1.fc6 but has been fixed in the upstream svn. Please consider patching or upgrading just two files (described below) to fix this issue. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.44.1-1.fc6 How reproducible: 100% The two upgraded files are in the inkscape subversion repo at: http://inkscape.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/inkscape/inkscape/trunk/share/extensions/eqtexsvg.py http://inkscape.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/inkscape/inkscape/trunk/share/extensions/inkex.py and if you copy them to their respective locations in the file system: /usr/share/inkscape/extensions/eqtexsvg.py /usr/share/inkscape/extensions/inkex.py then the LaTeX support will work nicely for many LaTeX inputs such as: \begin{equation*}\lim_{n \to \infty}\sum_{k=1}^n \frac{1}{k^2}= \frac{\pi^2}{6}\end{equation*} [ Please note that the default equation provided by inkscape does not work since it is a "math mode" example that needs to be wrapped in either "$...$" or "\begin{equation*}...\end{equation*}" syntax. ]

There is a thread at: http://www.archivesat.com/Inkscape_developers/thread2153889.htm that describes the above. In it one of the inkscape developers mentions that they would appreciate broader testing of the LaTeX bits. FWIW it works nicely on my FC6 (i386) system -- and does indeed give better error messages when fed incorrect LaTeX syntax.

Thanks for the heads up. I also need to fix another problem with postscript import so I'll push an update as soons as that's done.

Fixed and built, should be available at the next Fedora Extras push. Please verify the fix if you can, and reopen if it is not. Thanks!

Hi Denis, I've "yum update"-ed inkscape and the LaTeX bits work nicely. Thank you for the speedy fix !!!