After using tiddlywiki 5 for about three weeks, I finally gave up. Tiddlywiki
is good, just not for users without any web developing experience. It was
really painful for me to try every method to get all my $\LaTeX$ equations work.
Tiddlywiki has already included “KaTeX” plugin, which is however a very limited
support for $\LaTeX$ math. Commands as easy as
\pmod don’t work in
KaTeX. This really drove me crazy.
Actually I’ve used IPython to take notes for several months. It’s really handy
and powerful. Once I used the
interact function to demonstrate MD data
analysis, my supervisor was “shocked” to see the interactive dynamic effects.
IPython is now separated into several new sub-projects. The new project name is “Jupyter”. I like it. And it is still evolving very fast.
After abandon of tiddlywiki, I was considering making my IPython notebooks look better. Then I found some very beautiful themes. Although, I still would like to make some minor changes, especially for Chinese fonts.
I have to confess that I totally have no idea about how to write CSS or HTML. After changing every parameter to see the effect, finally I managed to make my theme work.
About the Chinese Fonts
Personally I like “Kaiti” (楷体) very much. But this time I tried using “Songti” (宋体) for normal font style. For italic and bold fonts, I used “Kaiti” and “Heiti” (黑体), respectively.
Screenshot of IPython notebook Chinese paragraphs:
Screenshot of IPython notebook paragraph with $\LaTeX$ math equations:
Screenshot of IPython notebook code blocks:
Get the Code
Get the code from gist.