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RE: Survey of copy & paste of formulae ?

From: Paul Topping <paulto@linkline.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 15:33:17 -0800
To: "'Paul Libbrecht'" <paul@activemath.org>
Cc: <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <46566A3075DDD311969100E0811031EC02C0D47C@euclid.dessci>

Unfortunately, MathType can't yet consume MathML. This is something we
definitely want to remedy soon.

Paul Topping
Design Science

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Libbrecht [mailto:paul@activemath.org]
> Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 7:07 AM
> 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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