From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>

Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 20:18:30 +0200

Message-Id: <5ec2e1dc4016ad27bd60831b952ffee9@activemath.org>

Cc: www-math@w3.org

To: Andreas Strotmann <Strotmann@rrz.uni-koeln.de>

Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 20:18:30 +0200

Message-Id: <5ec2e1dc4016ad27bd60831b952ffee9@activemath.org>

Cc: www-math@w3.org

To: Andreas Strotmann <Strotmann@rrz.uni-koeln.de>

Le 26 avr. 05, à 14:53, Andreas Strotmann a écrit : > > > Paul Libbrecht wrote: >> Can you hint to what would be the internationalization of MathML >> content ??? >> I would have hoped it to be international, being expected to be >> semantic... > > Good point, Paul. Actually, in the case of MathML Content, > *localization* (that is, rendering depending on a language or culture > or other context) is the main issue. > Ex.: gcd vs. ggT vs. mcd vs. MCD (in locales en/de/es/it) It's only an issue of the presentation system, not, not at all!, of MathML-content. In some of the documents quoted there, I find an amount of places where MathML-content would need to support language, for example, that a content-symbol should support an xml:lang attribute. I really don't understand this! That a presentation template (i.e. a recipe to produce presentation from content) bears something such is clear but not the MathML-content itself ! > However, in our paper we note that there are more parameters than just > language that determine the correct choice of a specific rendering > during localization of Content MathML. > Among these, the most important parameter in our application is > probably the choice between rendering an expression as a formula (e.g. > "Vx.P(x)") or rendering it as natural-language text (e.g. "there is an > x such that P(x)"). The latter is not only important as a source for > aural rendering; many of the more "advanced" features of mathematics > are simply expressed verbally in lower grades, long before they are > formalized for advanced students - quantifiers being a case in point. Your points are valid and it goas as fine-grained as the classroom or course... Actually, if the rendering engine is used by an autonomous learner (e.g. a researcher), there's no reason customization of the notation is not offered for him as well. > It is in this context that MathML 3.0 will hopefully have better > support for marking choices between variants. But where, oh where, in MathML-content or in OpenMath would you like to put such choices ?? paulReceived on Thursday, 28 April 2005 18:18:40 UTC

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