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Elementary math notatons

From: Neil Soiffer <Neils@dessci.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 10:50:03 -0700
Message-ID: <d98bce170906041050l7e0291a2jb3e3f0e687f01140@mail.gmail.com>
To: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Cc: dev-tech-mathml@lists.mozilla.org
As David Carlisle announced, a new working draw for MathML 3 is out.  This
version of MathML attempts to make writing the various elementary math
notations such as 2-d addition and multiplication, along with long division
much easier and just as importantly, accessible to people with vision
disabilities.

We have tried to get input from people around the world on what notations
they use.  Please take a look at
http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML3/chapter3.html#presm.elemmath.examples

to see if the notations you learned are represented there.  If not, please
send an example (you can draw it by hand and scan it in).  Any additional
commentary on alignment, how long lines should extend, etc., would very
appreciated.

Also, the section on Long Division
http://www.w3.org/TR/MathML3/chapter3.html#presm.mlongdiv
mentions some countries the particular style of long division is used in.
If you know of a country missing from one of those lists, please send that
along.

Elementary math notations have quite a bit of variety around the world.  We
will be able to add some, but we will never get all of them handled.
However, it  would be good to at least collect them so that we know what
needs to be done in future versions if we don't get them in MathML 3.

Neil Soiffer
Senior Scientist
Design Science, Inc.
www.dessci.com
~ Makers of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, MathDaisy, WebEQ, Equation
Editor ~
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