cross-browser JavaScript library that displays mathematical notation in web browsers

KaTeX is a JavaScript library that shows mathematical notation on any web browser. It aims to be fast and easy to use.[2]

Stable release
v0.12.0[1] / July 12, 2020; 9 months ago (2020-07-12)
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Written inJavaScript
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeMathematical software
LicenseMIT License

It was initially developed by Khan Academy.[3] This is why it starts from K. KaTeX is known to be one of the top five popular projects on GitHub in September 2014.[4]


KaTeX claims to be:

  • Fast: It doesn’t need to reload the webpage.
  • Print quality: It is based on LaTeX.
  • No dependencies: It doesn't need anything else for installation.


  1. "Release v0.12.0". KaTeX. 2020-07-12.
  2. von Gagern, Martin; Richter-Gebert, Jürgen (2016), "CindyJS Plugins", in Greuel, Gert-Martin; Koch, Thorsten; Paule, Peter; Sommese, Andrew (eds.), Mathematical Software – ICMS 2016: 5th International Conference, Berlin, Germany, July 11–14, 2016, Proceedings, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9725, Springer, pp. 327–334, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-42432-3_40
  3. Venkatesan, S. K. (2015). "TeX as a three-stage rocket: Cookie-cutter page breaking". TUGboat. TeX User's Group. 36 (2): 145–148.
  4. Marvin, Rob (September 19, 2014), "Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week", SD Times

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