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From Conal Tuohy <con...@paradise.net.nz>
Subject RE: How do I proceed (WAS Re: Forrest and Mathematics)
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2004 10:02:47 GMT
Open Office Math is good for editing MathML. WYSIWYG.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justus H. Piater [mailto:Justus.Piater@ULg.ac.be]
> Sent: Monday, 9 February 2004 22:56
> To: forrest-dev@xml.apache.org
> Subject: Re: How do I proceed (WAS Re: Forrest and Mathematics)
> 
> 
> Stephan Michels <stephan@apache.org> wrote on Sat, 07 Feb 2004
> 15:11:10 +0100:
> 
> > If you write more than just one equation, you will make a 
> difference,
> > for sure ;-) If you have a document with dozens of equations, MathML
> > makes it unmaintainable.
> 
> I find MathML tedious to code by hand, and hard to read too for
> non-trivial formulas. I have a setup that allows me to code all my
> math in LaTeX syntax, and a Makefile setup that uses an external Perl
> script and Ian Hutchinson's TTM to convert inlined LaTeX code to
> external MathML files that are then XIncluded. This allows me to
> hand-code math conveniently in LaTeX (which is processed directly by
> PassiveTeX until there is a FO processor that can render MathML), and
> convert it to MathML for the Web.
> 
> This gets me the best of both worlds: Easy coding and reading in
> LaTeX, and Web math in MathML without cluttering up my (validated) XML
> source files.


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