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MathType in Arabic

From: Mohamed A. El-Gebeily <mgebeily@kfupm.edu.sa>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 13:19:08 +0300
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I am a professor of mathematics at King Fahd University of Petroleum and
Minerals and an arabic speaking person. This posting  is in relation  to the subject of MathType for arabic. The following are some
indications of the use of the use of such a software in the arabic world (twenty-some countries)

1. The whole body of mathematics can be done in the arabic language using arabic symbols.
2. About 99% of the teaching of mathematics and physics in grade schools is done in arabic.
3. Most of the teaching of mathematics, physics and engineering at the undergraduate level is also done in arabic.
4.  Microsoft Word already has an arabic version.
5. In our university, to be more specific, we have a ogram for scientific book authoring and translation in arabic. Currently we do the typing in
arabic and the math symbols in English. This is very awkward. Everyone who is involved in such a project would welcome very much the availability of a software for typing math symbols in arabic. I am sure that this is also the case in many other universities throughout the arabic world.

In conclusion, this is an urgent and long overdue project. 
Thank you.

Mohamed El-Gebeily
Received on Thursday, 25 November 2004 16:32:03 UTC

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