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RE: Questions regarding MathML

From: Paul Topping <PaulT@dessci.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 18:26:39 -0800
Message-ID: <46566A3075DDD311969100E0811031EC01BA6C3E@euclid.dessci>
To: "'Enrique Ubinas'" <thedarkman99@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-math@w3.org

Dear Enrique,

MathML is not a product of any company but an XML language for representing
math. MathML is a public standard established by the W3C. The best place to
start to learn more about MathML is the W3C's math home page at

To display MathML in Internet Explorer, my company makes a free product
called MathPlayer. See http://dev.dessci/en/products/mathplayer/ to download
MathPlayer and learn more about MathML. MathPlayer's only requirement is
that it will only work with Internet Explorer 5.5 and later.

Although you can author MathML by hand, this is probably not the best way to
go. The number of options for authoring MathML is growing. The W3C page has
a listing of most of them. My company also makes MathType, the fancy version
of the Equation Editor that comes with Microsoft Office. One of its features
is the ability to save a Microsoft Word document containing math as a web
page with MathML for the equations. You can learn more about MathType at
http://dev.dessci/en/products/mathtype/win/ and download a 30-day demo.

I hope this helps.


Paul Topping                     email: pault@dessci.com            
                                 phone: 562-433-0685            
Design Science, Inc.             http://www.dessci.com
"How Science Communicates"
MathType, WebEQ, MathPlayer, Equation Editor, TeXaide

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Enrique Ubinas [mailto:thedarkman99@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 3:38 PM
> To: www-math@w3.org
> Subject: Questions regarding MathML 
> To Whom it May Concern, 
> I'm very much interested in your product, MathML. 
> However, I have a few questions regarding the
> requirements and the usage of MathML.
> I have Microsoft Windows 98 and browse with Internet
> Explorer.  I understand from your website that MathML
> will run under these circumstances but, Im unsure if
> there are any other discrete requirements that were
> not presented on the website.  What are the CPU
> requirements needed for MathML to run efficiently?  Is
> it necessary to have knowledge of a programming
> language in order to use MathML?  
> I would like to purchase this product to write
> mathematical expressions and print them.  I do not
> intend on placing my mathematical expressions on the
> internet, not yet atleast.  Right now I just want to
> write mathematics and print.  So my question is, will
> I be able to do what I wish to do with this product? 
> I also wish to know which one of your products will
> help me do what I need to do?  Lastly, what is the
> difference between sciwriter and MathML?  I'm not
> talking about MathML.net, I'm talking about MathML
> 2.0.
> If there are any questions regarding this letter
> please feel free to contact me at this Email address: 
> thedarkman99@yahoo.com I look forward to hearing from you 
> soon. Thank you for your time. 
> Enrique Ubinas
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