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RE: Converting MathML to text (and TeX/LaTeX)

From: J.Fine <j.fine@open.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 16:41:31 +0000
To: 'Paul Libbrecht' <paul@hoplahup.net>, Vasil Yaroshevich <vyaroshevich@gmail.com>
CC: "www-math@w3.org" <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A969C9F865F27B428A8E60E39D3CED154AC1D83F45@KIELDERCMS1.open.ac.uk>
Hello

I've been running some tests with Vasil's code and found that with input MathML generated by blahTeX is can produce the always illegal construction "{\right)}^{2}".  For this reason I looked for and found the customisation that Paul referred to.  (A bit hard to find, and I didn't see how to get it without an 82Mb download.)
    http://www.activemath.org/downloads/activemath-1.0.1-src.tgz



Anyway, I'll be doing further work in this area and would be delighted if Vasil, Paul and anyone else who's interested would join me.  Most likely I'll do this by starting an open-source project on bitbucket.

With best regards


Jonathan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-math-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-math-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Paul Libbrecht
> Sent: 22 January 2011 09:02
> To: Vasil Yaroshevich
> Cc: www-math@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Converting MathML to text (and TeX/LaTeX)
>
> Vasil,
>
> just for your information, ActiveMath's rendering is based on
> this stylesheet.
> It has been strongly adjusted, since it is used to process
> notations that contain mathml and that generate stylesheets
> that generate html+css, tex, and mathml. See, e.g.:
>       http://www.activemath.org/Software/Notations

>
> paul
>
>
> Le 21 janv. 2011 角 13:01, Vasil Yaroshevich a 谷crit :
>
> > I've written stylesheets for converting mathml formulas
> into latex notation:
> > xsltml.sourceforge.net
> >
> > but now I don't support it.
> >
> > May be it will be iteresting for you.
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 2:51 PM, J.Fine <j.fine@open.ac.uk> wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> I've got another question.  Unless it's already done I
> need to write tools that convert MathML to text (for reading
> out loud) and to TeX/LaTeX (for typesetting).
> >>
> >> If possible I'd like to make use of existing work.  Please
> let me know of any errors or omissions (especially omissions)
> in the following list.
> >>
> >> http://golem.ph.utexas.edu/~distler/blog/archives/000306.html ("I
> >> guess I've asked this before, but are you aware of any tools for
> >> converting itex/LaTeX/MathML to text?")
> >>
> >>
> >>
> http://devblog.cnx.org/2010/08/epub-development-details.html ("EPUB
> >> readers do not support MathML, so the obvious solution was
> to convert
> >> simple MathML to text and convert all of the more complex
> MathML to
> >> images.")
> >>
> >> (And see also
> >>
> https://trac.rhaptos.org/trac/rhaptos/wiki/TechnicalDocumentation/Cod

> >> e/EPUB
> >>
> https://trac.rhaptos.org/trac/rhaptos/browser/mathml2/trunk/README.tx

> >> t
> >> ).
> >>
> >>
> >> http://www.mathstore.ac.uk/headocs/6429_mathsteachinginclusive.pdf

> >> ("MathML to text to voice If MathML in a Web page is
> transformed to
> >> text, and this is not a trivial problem (particularly when
> the more
> >> commonly used presentation mark-up is used alone), then
> this text in
> >> turn can be transformed to voice, if it is passed to a
> screen-reader,
> >> in the same way that other text is read in the Web page.")
> >>
> >>
> http://www.biglist.com/lists/xsl-list/archives/200607/msg00675.html

> >> ("XSLT [...] is ideally suited for this [convert MathML to text].")
> >>
> >> http://www.orcca.on.ca/MathML/texmml/mmltotex.html

> ("MathML to TeX Online Translator" [the backend seems to have
> disappeared]).
> >>
> >> (And see also http://www.orcca.on.ca/MathML/, which does not offer
> >> the MathML to TeX translator for download.)
> >>
> >> Finally, although not mathml, there is
> http://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/ by T.V. Raman.
> >>
> >> (See also
> >> http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman/aster/aster-toplevel.html

> >> "Notice that AsTeR produces good intonational structure
> when speaking
> >> text that is intermixed with mathematics.")
> >>
> >>
> >> So, please let me know if I've missed anything out.
> >>
> >>
> >> Jonathan
> >>
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