Project: micromark/micromark-extension-math

Package: micromark-extension-math@2.0.0

  1. Dependents: 3
  2. micromark extension to support math ($C_L$)
  1. unified 174
  2. markdown 131
  3. micromark 32
  4. micromark-extension 15
  5. math 5
  6. latex 5
  7. tex 5
  8. katex 4


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micromark extension to support math ($C_L$).

As there is no spec for math in markdown, this extension stays as close to code in text and fenced code in flow in CommonMark, but using dollar signs.

When to use this

If you’re using micromark or mdast-util-from-markdown, use this package. Alternatively, if you’re using remark, use remark-math.


Math (text) can start with one or more dollar signs, so long as they match:
With one: $\alpha$, two: $$\beta$$, or three: $$$\gamma$$$.

This is useful, because like code, typical markdown escapes don’t work.
For dollars inside math, use more dollars around it: $$\raisebox{0.25em}{$\frac
a b$}$$.

If the math starts and ends with a space (or EOL), those are removed: $$ \$ $$.

Math (flow) starts at two or more dollars:


You can hide some stuff in the meta of the opening fence (but no dollars):

$$hidden information

Math that doesn’t have a closing fence, still works, like fenced code:

> $$
> this is
> all math

…but at the end of their container (block quote, list item, or document), they
are closed.


This package is ESM only: Node 12+ is needed to use it and it must be imported instead of required.


npm install micromark-extension-math


Say we have the following file, example.md:

Lift($L$) can be determined by Lift Coefficient ($C_L$) like the following equation.

L = \frac{1}{2} \rho v^2 S C_L

And our script, example.js, looks as follows:

import fs from 'fs'
import {micromark} from 'micromark'
import {math, mathHtml} from 'micromark-extension-math'

const output = micromark(fs.readFileSync('example.md'), {
  extensions: [math()],
  htmlExtensions: [mathHtml()]


Now, running node example yields (abbreviated):

<p>Lift(<span class="math math-inline"><span class="katex"></span></span>) like the following equation.</p>
<div class="math math-display"><span class="katex-display"><span class="katex"></span></div>


This package exports the following identifiers: math, mathHtml. There is no default export.

The export map supports the endorsed development condition. Run node --conditions development module.js to get instrumented dev code. Without this condition, production code is loaded.



A function to create an extension for micromark to parse math (can be passed in extensions) and a function that can be called to get an extension to compile them to HTML with KaTeX (can be passed in htmlExtensions).


Whether to support math (text) with a single dollar (boolean, default: true). Single dollars work in Pandoc and many other places, but often interfere with “normal” dollars in text.


Passed to katex.renderToString. displayMode is overwritten by this plugin, to false for math in text, and true for math in flow.


See contributing.md in micromark/.github for ways to get started. See support.md for ways to get help.

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MIT © Titus Wormer