A short comment:
I'll mail this out while it's fresh in my head:
contains the following statement
which I completely disagree with (at least as stated here).
Rendering into other media (such as speech) is expected to communicate,
essentially, a "mental picture" of the 2-dimensional form of an
expression. (Rationale: since almost all mathematics is conventionally
expressed in 2-dimensional graphical form, most notations in that medium have
no standard version in other media.)
Reason I disagree:
Renderings in speech need to convey more than a "2D picture" of the
expression. Check out (listen to ) some of the demos on my AsTeR WWW site--
they make the point about spoken renderings being *independent* of the visual
2D layout far better than I am capable of in a plain-text email message.
Given that the contentious statement appears in our "rationale" document, I
thought it sufficiently importatn to have clarified.
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