About math. If there are any code monkeys around. The way to modify this forum to support math is:
a) write a plugin to catch the [math][/math] tags.
b) fetch an image from texify.com and store it locally
c) replace the [math][/math] with the link to the locally stored image.
Following on from discussion about better display of math equations, I thought I'd have a go. I've been wanting to play with phpBB for a while but had no pressing need to drive this. It helps having a task to troubleshoot, so this was a good opportunity.
I've installed it for the first time a few hours ago. After experimenting with a few ideas, I propose using ASCIIMath. I've set it up for trial at http://ben.coman.com.au/bb using the samples from http://www1.chapman.edu/~jipsen/mathml/asciimath.html . Password is 'polywell'. The advantage od this method is that it won't rely on any external servers. Its all client browser based.
Once you've come to some conclusions from testing, please comment back here.
Note: This works out of the box for Firefox, but not for Internet Explorer, who will just see the source ASCII string. However an alert advises IE users to install the required MathPlayer. It also probably works fine with Opera but I don't have that installed to test with.
[Edit: Fixed link. Noted password, thanks Betruger]