# Firemath

Initial release | September 23, 2008 |
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Stable release |
0.9
/ 18 May 2012 |

Development status | Active |

Written in | JavaScript |

Platform | Cross-platform |

Type | Formula editor |

License |
Open source (GPL v3)^{[1]} |

Website |
www |

**Firemath** is a WYSIWYG equation editor which generates MathML. It is open source software published under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.^{[1]} Firemath is an addon for the web browser Firefox. It uses the rendering facilities of the browser.

## Features

Firemath must be installed as an addon into the Firefox browser. After invocation it opens in a new tab. The following list summarizes the main features of the software.

- Firemath supports a large number of mathematical symbols, operators and arrows.
- The majority of the MathML 2 presentation markup elements are supported.
- While editing equations these are displayed in two formats simultaneously, namely properly rendered and with editing elements added.
- Equations can be saved in MathML format or as bitmap images. The same is true for copying equations to the clipboard.
- When saving/copying MathML the user can choose between XHTML or HTML5.
- Some editing can be done using the keyboard, while all elements can be accessed using the mouse.
- Simple LaTeX expressions are interpreted.
^{[2]} - MathML equations on web pages can be opened in Firemath via the context menu (right click) of the equations.

## References

## External links

- Firemath website
- Firemath hosting at addons.mozilla.org

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