LaTeX Questions Answered
40 What is the difference between MathJax and QuickLaTeX?
If you look at the Plugins tab in the dashboard of your book, you’ll see a plugin called WP QuickLaTeX, which allows you to render LaTeX as SVG images. QuickLaTeX used to be the plugin that rendered LaTeX equations in BCcampus books, but as of early 2020, we have switched over to relying on MathJax.
While both of these plugins can be used to render LaTeX equations, there are a few key differences between them, a few of which are noted in the table below.
|Notation||Notation methods include
||Notation methods include
|Accessibility||Advanced accessibility features, such as the ability to collapse math, explore it in detail, and zoom in to a custom level. Can easily view in the web book the original LaTeX as it was written||Renders LaTeX as images with the original commands as alt text, which is not easily readable by humans (especially those unfamiliar with LaTeX)|
We recommend using MathJax, as it has far superior accessibility features to QuickLaTeX. For this reason, most of our LaTeX support will apply primarily to MathJax, not QuickLaTeX.