Ekee: LaTeX equation editor -- BROKEN AND UNMAINTAINED
Ekee has been unmaintained and broken on many platforms (including Ubuntu Karmic and Lucid) for some time. It may work for you if you are lucky. I would welcome someone forking it, or rewriting a replacement. At the moment, I do not have the time to integrate patches and make new releases. Thanks to all who have reported bugs and proposed their help or code.
Ekee produces images interactively from LaTeX expressions. Drag and drop in several common formats (PNG, SVG, PDF, EPS) to other applications is supported. Ekee can reopen the equations it has created in PNG format. It is free software, released under the GPL.
Screenshot: dragging an equation to OpenOffice.org Impress.
The current version is 2.0.2 (released on September 8th, 2008). This is a bugfix release. Changes since 2.0.2 include:
- fixed bug where the drag buttons would remain disabled
- fixed bug where wrong LaTeX would be generated under some locales
- fixed dependences of the Debian package
- added support for more fonts (thanks to Ben Perston)
All of this is written in Ruby + Qt4. It needs ruby, the Qt4 bindings for Ruby, latex (the Texlive base for instance, plus recommended and extra fonts, also from Texlive), dvipng, pstoedit, epstopdf and xdg-utils.
Ekee is currently broken on Ubuntu Karmic Koala : it segfaults when you run it. I have no time to fix it at the moment : I am sorry for that, and will accept patches gladly.
ekee_2.0.2-1_all.deb should work on Ubuntu Hardy, and possibly even on Debian testing. IT IS BROKEN ON MANY MORE RECENT PLATFORMS AND UNMAINTAINED.
You may install it and get automatic upgrades by adding the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
and then just typing:
The source tarball can be used by everyone (it is source-only, there is nothing to compile). You can easily install Ekee locally by just dropping ekee into your PATH.
Bug reports, wishlist
Ekee started as a clone of the excellent LaTeX equation editor you can find on MacOS X. Until version 1.3, it was called 'eqe' and was written with Perl and GTK2. With version 2.0, it has gained a more pronounceable name, and a Ruby + Qt4 implementation. Eqe had a command-line counterpart (named 'eqedit'), which has now disappeared.
Feedback, good or bad, is welcome. Don't hesitate to send ideas or patches.Ronan Le Hy This is http://rlehy.free.fr.