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RE: MathML and web fonts

From: Robert Miner <robertm@dessci.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 07:41:40 -0700
Message-ID: <40A20C534FFFD5438E1A756DD25234D3011A6681@franklin.corp.dessci>
To: "J.Fine" <j.fine@open.ac.uk>, <www-math@w3.org>
Hi.

In direct answer to 1, MathML, the language, provides a mechanism for
requesting specific fonts. While deprecated, the widely implemented
fontfamily attribute (valid on <mstyle>, and token elements, and as of
MathML 3 <math>) allows requesting a font by name.  The method now
recommended to implementers is to provide a mechanism for mapping the
logical mathvariant values to physical fonts, and in environments
supporting CSS, to honor CSS font directives.

Of course and David and Paul have already noted, implementations vary in
how well they do this...

--Robert 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-math-request@w3.org [mailto:www-math-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of J.Fine
> Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 5:39 AM
> To: 'www-math@w3.org'
> Subject: MathML and web fonts
> 
> Hi
> 
> These may be implementation questions rather than a standards
> questions.
> 
> 1.  When using MathML can I request specific fonts?  I'm thinking web
> fonts, either the TeX fonts or something similar.
> 
> 2.  What happens to the typeset output when I do this?  Does the
> placement come out as right as it did before?
> 
> In short, if TeX or TeX-like fonts are available can they be used in
> MathML?
> 
> 
> I'm giving a brief presentation tomorrow morning and would like to
know
> before then.
> 
> 
> Jonathan
> 
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