# MathJax Output FormatsΒΆ

Currently, MathJax can render math in three ways:

- Using HTML and CSS to lay out the mathematics,
- Using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) to lay out the mathematics, or
- As a serialized MathML string.

The first two are implemented by the `CommonHTML`

and `SVG`

output
processors. The third is a consequence of the fact that MathJax uses
MathML as its internal format. While MathJax version 2 included a
`NativeMML`

output processor that produced MathML notation for those
browsers that support it, this has been dropped from version 3. See
the MathML Support section for more information on how to get
MathML output.

If you are using one of the combined component files, then this will
select one of these output processors for you. If the component file
ends in `-chtml`

, then it is the CommonHTML output processor, while
if it ends in `-svg`

then the SVG output processor will be used.

If you are performing your own in-line or file-based configuration,
you select which one you want to use by including either
`'output/chtml'`

or `'output/svg'`

in the `load`

array of the
`loader`

section of your MathJax configuration. For example

```
window.MathJax = {
loader: {load: ["input/tex", "output/ctml"]}
};
```

would specify TeX input and CommonHTML output for the mathematics in your document.

Warning

The `PreviewHTML`

, `PlainSource`

, and `NativeMML`

output
formats from version 2 are not available in version 3. These may
be available in future releases if there is demand for them.

Also, the `AssistiveMML`

extension has not been ported to version
3, and is unlikely to be in the future. Support for assistive
technology is provided through the assistive explorer, available in
the contextual menu.