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RE: Survey of copy & paste of formulae ?

From: Bernhard Keil <Bernhard.Keil@soft4science.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 16:23:49 +0100
To: "'Paul Libbrecht'" <paul@activemath.org>, <www-math@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040220152139.CEB103F4A77@dr-nick.w3.org>

Hi Paul,
>- the presentation can be pasted in MathType probably, anywhere else ? 
>- there's no way to select a "sub-formula" and paste it somewhere else thus far

You can copy and paste formulas and "sub-formulas"(MathML fragments) as 
MathML 2.0 Presentation Markup from/to 
 -"SciWriter" (scientific editor based on XHTML 1.1+MathML 2.0 subset) and 
 -"MathML .NET Control"   (MathML based equation editor control)

Bernhard
 
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http://www.soft4science.com



-----Original Message-----
From: www-math-request@w3.org [mailto:www-math-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Paul Libbrecht
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 4:07 PM
To: www-math@w3.org
Subject: Survey of copy & paste of formulae ?


	
Dear Math-on-the-webbers,

Is there anyone who has some documentation/survey/experiment-results on copy & paste of mathematical formulae, especially on the
web.
I know there has been partial things in many directions and that the right button might bring me some things if a browser presents
me the content correctly but it would be good if I could find or collect more information.

Thus far I know as little as:
- MathML presenters (Mozilla, MathPlayer, WebEQ) allow you to copy the MathML presentation, and content if it's there, MathPlayer
and WebEQ may have a way to "make" the content
- Maple and Mathematica bring copy of MathML content and presentation
- the presentation can be pasted in MathType probably, anywhere else ? 
(well, and in Mozilla Composer)
- if has content it can be eaten by Maple and Mathematica with good hopes, anyone else ? (I think it will come in MuPad) There may
however be differences in the interpretations of symbols
- web-applications can try to do it but it is, in any cases, separated from the system-clipboard (security obliges)

So that I have the impression the following limitations exist:
- there's no way to select a "sub-formula" and paste it somewhere else thus far
- the content-level encoding seems to be a requirement everywhere
- meeting an unknown symbol will generally prevent any pasting...
Can someone please comment ?

thanks

paul
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