VerTeX

Do you find anything cumbersome about TeX syntax? For example,

If instead of this... you'd prefer to type this...
a_0, a_1, \ldots, a_{n-1} a0, a1, ddd, an-1
\alpha, \beta, \gamma, ... alpha, beta, gamma, ...
\mathfrak{p} \in \mathbb{Z} frp in bbZ
\frac{2}{3} frac 2 over 3;
\left| x \right| abs x;
f^{(n)} f supp n;
f^{-1} f inv
\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n sum over n from 0 to infty; an

...then use VerTeX.

VerTeX is 99% transparent to ordinary TeX, so you are free to use as many or as few of its features as you wish (with a couple of small exceptions -- see the documentation).

"VerTeX" stands for "Verbal TeX", since it allows you to type something closer to what you say when you read mathematics aloud.

It is pronounced "ver-tech". Installation note: The script expects python to be at /usr/bin/python. If it's not, just change the first line accordingly. I have done no testing on Windows; try at your own risk. Runs fine on all Macs and Linux machines tried so far.

Contact: Steve Kieffer