From: Robert Miner <rminer@geom.umn.edu>

Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 22:40:50 -0500 (CDT)

Message-Id: <199805010340.WAA16868@royden.geom.umn.edu>

To: olle_jarnefors@liberal.se

CC: www-math@w3.org

Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 22:40:50 -0500 (CDT)

Message-Id: <199805010340.WAA16868@royden.geom.umn.edu>

To: olle_jarnefors@liberal.se

CC: www-math@w3.org

Thanks for your message. It is good be to held accountable for one's statements! > Is it still the ambition of the HTML-Math WG to define > such a language for easy math input (and possibly fall-back > representation of math for web browsers lacking special > math support) as a layer above the basic MathML layer? Yes. However, instead of a single language, we intend to develop many such languages specialized for various user communities. In fact, we have already begun. Several are already available from our group member organizations, and several others are in advanced prototyope stages. Here is a partial list of MathML software, and the input languages they offer: WebEQ 2.2 Input Language: WebTeX, a subset of LaTeX with table and interactivity extensions. Wysiwyg editing: Yes Translation: WebTeX -> MathML Availability: 30 free-evaluation http://www.webeq.com IBM Techexplorer Input Language: a larger subset of LaTeX with interactivity and multivedia, and computer algebra extensions. Translation: LaTeX <-> MathML Wysiwyg editing: No Availability: free beta http://www.ics.raleigh.ibm.com/ics/techexp.htm EZ Math Input Language: a simple markup language based on natural language. for example "integral from 0 to pi of sin ax wrt x" Translation: EZ Math -> Mathml Wysiwyg Editing: No Availability: free http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/EzMath/ Amaya Input Language: MathML (The Amaya browser has native MathML rendering) Translation: none Wysiwyg Editing: Yes Availability: free http://www.w3.org/Amaya Design Science (Makers of MathType 4.0), Waterloo Maple, and Wolfram Research have all announced MathML capable software with various translation features. As to your second question, as to whether we have made a Unicode submission of math characters, the answer is again yes. The MathML 1.0 Spec contains character tables with well over a thousand characters. Many hundred which do not have Unicode points were identified, and a submission was made. Perhaps my colleagues fro the group with more understanding of the Unicode process will elaborate in spearate messages. Sincerely Yours, Robert Miner -------------------------------------------------------------------- Robert Miner http://www.geom.umn.edu The Geometry Center phone: (612) 626-8313 HTML-Math WG co-chair fax: (612) 625-8083 --------------------------------------------------------------------Received on Thursday, 30 April 1998 23:40:54 UTC

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