Using latex in Anki

How do you set up Anki to use Latex equations on its cards? I would love to be able to use Anki cards to review maths definitions, theorems, proofs etc.

I really hope someone in this community knows how to achieve this. I have scoured the Internet to no avail, but I cannot find any good guides on setting this up.

Here is the Anki app

Here are some things I have tried to decipher:

The answer should include how Latex is set-up within the Anki app itself, as well as any Latex set-up that is purely Latex specific (if any).

• What is Anki? Can you provide a link or a more detailed example? Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 10:27
• apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/anki and ankisrs.net . It is a flash card program. Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 14:41
• The link you gave claims that Anki can do this. What have you tried and how did it fail? Did you read the relevant documentation? Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 19:16
• I know. Basically you need to get Anki to 'understand' latex. It is not the writing of the latex that is a problem. I hope I don't seem like I am just being lazy here, but genuinely I have been unsuccessful at finding the way to do this. I haven't found documentation with clear instructions. Commented Sep 5, 2015 at 21:33

1. Install LaTeX

• TeX Live: Essential programs and files support in your system

sudo apt-get install texlive-base


or

• TeX Live: metapackage pulling in all components of TeX Live

sudo apt-get install texlive-full

2. Start Anki

3. Create a deck

Click the button Create Deck in the lower part of the main window and create a deck, in my example Math

Does the sum below converge?

$\begin{displaymath}\sum_{k = 1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{k}\end{displaymath}$


5. Click the entry Math

and you will see this

6. Click Study Now

• For me, on Ubuntu 16.04, it was enough to install texlive-base and dvipng: sudo apt-get install texlive-base dvipng (dvipng is installed automatically with the texlive-full package, but this is way larger that texlive-base) Commented Apr 22, 2018 at 11:43
• Geosphere's fmtutil-sys didn't work for me. What worked for me on Ubuntu 18.04 was to apt install texlive-latex-recommended dvipng (base wasn't enough, but recommended was). Commented Mar 23, 2020 at 16:20