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j3698
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New here! Need help sharing latex tool...

Postby j3698 » Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:43 am

Hi!

I've been a LaTeX user for quite some time, mostly on Overleaf. I recently built a tool where you can draw symbols and see the latex code. It's similar to detexify, but integrated into Overleaf. I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions for how I might get more exposure for it.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... mfcnigdfh/
https://github.com/j3698/extexify
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Stefan Kottwitz
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:41 pm

Hi,

thank you for showing it here!

I tried it, and it was impressive that it was easy to install, basically worked, just the final copy to the document did not work yet. I tested on Chrome.

Maybe I'm bad at drawing but it did not recognize what I was painting. :-)

Sample of my tries:

symbol.png
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Perhaps it still needs better data? What is the plan? I can help with exposure, such as on blogs and Twitter.

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j3698
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Postby j3698 » Sun Dec 26, 2021 2:06 am

Thank you so much for giving it a try! I'm using the detexify training set, so I don't think that's it. It appears I messed something up in the server while trying to clean up the code :oops: . The predictions should be much better now! In terms of next steps:

1) For now, I'm shooting for exposure, so any tweeting/blogging would be greatly appreciated!

2) [Done!] In parallel, I'm working on matching dark/light mode with Overleaf, and some other not-so-core features.

3) Later down the line, I want to support symbols not present in the training set, or even whole equations.

Thanks again!

Edit:

[Done!] as for the copy function, it copies to clipboard; working towards a copy to editor!

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:39 pm

Thank you, it works fine now!

I wrote a blog post on LaTeX.net that also went to the TeXample community aggregator and to planet.dante.de tonight, and I will put it on Twitter too.

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j3698
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Postby j3698 » Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:34 pm

Awesome, thank you!

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:12 pm

Ah, here's the Twitter post link of Dec 28, I forgot to mention it: https://twitter.com/TeXgallery/status/1475629123292831746

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With proper @ and # tags :)

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