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RE: MathML browser test page

From: Joe Java <joe.java@eyeasme.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:34:57 -0700
Message-Id: <20090716123457.eeb015f6c9d0e1fdff594d2c3206cf5d.9f1e113283.wbe@email04.secureserver.net>
To: "Christoph LANGE" <ch.lange@jacobs-university.de>
Cc: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>, "J.Fine" <J.Fine@open.ac.uk>
Hello Christoph,

    You are welcome.

    Test 3 was hard to do. I could not get it to look as good as I
wanted.
The TeX code was much harder than the MathML code to get to work
properly. 

   I have tried the web-page using MathPlayer on a PC and, 
while the fonts are ugly, at least most of the formulas displayed
correctly.  
   Opera fails miserably because it does not understand most named
characters 
(i.e that &Sum; stands for Unicode character &#8721; (the summation
character))
   Amaya displays some formulas OK, but since it lacks the ability to
load images 
over secure http (i.e. https) (it lacks the ability to do secure
"gets"), 
I gave up on it.

    I have noticed even with the same fonts, Firefox 3.5 will display
MathML
formulas with slight differences when different operating systems are
used.
That could explain the differences you found.

   I use Mac OS X for all the screen-shots because the formulas look
better
with this OS than with a PC.  I have not tried using a GNU/Linux system
to
display this web-page.

   Hope that helps,

       Joe
     
   -------- Original Message --------
 Subject: Re: MathML browser test page
 From: Christoph LANGE <ch.lange@jacobs-university.de>
 Date: Thu, July 16, 2009 11:32 am
 To: "J.Fine" <J.Fine@open.ac.uk>
 Cc: "joe.java@eyeasme.com" <joe.java@eyeasme.com>, "www-math@w3.org"
 <www-math@w3.org>
 
 Joe,
 
 thanks a lot -- very helpful test cases! And, what's also important, it
 finally made me install the STIX fonts. I remember last trying it with
 Firefox 2 when I didn't understand the instructions, but now it turned
out to
 be really easy (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/mathml/fonts/).
 
 BTW, my browser (Firefox 3.5) renders one formula differently
(screenshot
 attached).
 
 @Jonathan, what do you mean by "resize": zooming in/out or resizing the
 window? Both works fine here (Firefox 3.5, also 64 bit Linux, 2.0 GHz,
3 GB
 RAM)
 
 Cheers,
 
 Christoph
 
 -- 
 Christoph Lange, Jacobs Univ. Bremen, http://kwarc.info/clange, Skype
duke4701
Received on Thursday, 16 July 2009 19:35:40 GMT

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