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Re[2]: building accessible math websites -- need comments

From: Alexey Beshenov <beshenov@bk.ru>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 21:37:36 +0400
Message-ID: <1245960738.20051014213736@bk.ru>
To: www-math@w3.org
Hello!

DC> yes (although I think the DS licence is a bit less restrictive than the
DC> Wolfram one) Computer modern math fonts look a bit "thin" when used with
DC> typical web text fonts such as times (which is why Wolfram comissioned a
DC> new set for mathematica) but such typographic fine details are more an
DC> issue for printing than for web browsers.

My solution is just to use

math { font-family: serif }

In  default  CSS.  In  this case, Mozilla using Computer Modern fonts
only for brackets, roots and other non-stadart symbols.

Also,  I found that without "math { font-family: serif }" old gecko's
can replace normal letters into other special symbols. For example,

&int; (dx)/sqrt(x^3 + a*x + b)

Written in MathML

can be rendered as

&int; (dx)/sqrt(&zeta;^3 + &alpha;*&zeta; + &beta;)

Don't  know  why  it is so, maybe the reason in the incorrect working
with  UTF-8  formulas,  or  in  something  else...  Maybe,  files  in
/res/fonts/ directory of gecko installation are incorrect...

I  found  this  on  Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1)
Gecko/20031120 Epiphany/1.0.6.

See attached files. Of course, symbols in "sans" font families can be
not  as  beauty  as  analogues  in  Computer Modern [see the integral
symbols  in  the attached examples], but I think that we must support
old  geckos,  if  it is possible. Possibilities are using simple sans
fonts  or  "delete  invisible  operators" options, we should use this
possibilities.

-- 

WBR,

Alexey Beshenov.


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