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How do I enable math support in my MediaWiki wiki?

Here is the procedure for enabling math support for a wiki:

1) ssh to

2) cd to your wiki’s math directory and run make

3) Edit the LocalSettings.php file in the base directory of your wiki so that the line

$wgUseTeX = false;


$wgUseTeX = true;

You will then need to re-save any existing pages that contain equations in order to have the equations appear correctly.

If you encounter trouble with this procedure, please contact

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