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## Re: Equation Editor Thought

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Hi Dalon,

Not very difficult to make, but you would need to dig in a bit in the zim
object structure.

Basically you want to modify the equation editor plugin to listen to the
end-of-word signal, and trigger the dialog when you match a latex equation.

The code for this plugin is seperated in zim/plugins/equationeditor.py and
the base class zim/plugins/base/imagegenerators.py

To see an example of how to do the automatic text replacement have a look
at the "insertsymbol" plugin.

Regards,

Jaap

On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 8:22 AM, Dalon Work <dwwork@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> To the Zim Team,
>
> I've just discovered Zim, and really like what I see. I am a PhD student,
> and think this would be a good way to record notes and research. This would
> include lots of equations, and am wondering how feasible it would be to
> tweak the usage of the equation editor a bit.
>
> My thoughts are to have the equation editor become part of the
> auto-formatting, following the same convention of latex for an inline
> equation:
>
> Typing $\int_0^x d\phi$ would then activate the equation editor plugin
> and force the picture equation. Right-clicking on the resulting image would
> bring up the editing dialogue box as it already does. The idea is only to
> change the initial input method. This would prevent lots of trips to the
> menu to bring up the equation editor dialogue box.
>
> I'm willing to take a stab at implementing, if I can be pointed in the
> right direction, although I am not as familiar with python programming as I
> am other languages.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Dalon
>
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