From: Stephen Watt <smwatt@gmail.com>

Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:51:26 -0500

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To: Wendell P <wendellp@operamail.com>

Cc: www-math@w3.org

Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:51:26 -0500

Message-ID: <CALozgshjUX4Gvk+HHszKmN0hoZ8L-PBYbiKduwhXeg+-yqDzrw@mail.gmail.com>

To: Wendell P <wendellp@operamail.com>

Cc: www-math@w3.org

Wendell, I would also mention the MathML2 -> TeX online converter at ORCCA, http://www.orcca.on.ca/MathML/texmml/mmltotex.html This is translator written in Java. We have done various translators in XSLT also, but for this it was easier to use Java to do a good job. Stephen On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM, Wendell P <wendellp@operamail.com> wrote: > Although I didn't see any past discussion of print typography here, > there doesn't seem to be any place else to bring this up. > > I would like to produce mathematical documents in an entirely XML > workflow. There are WYSIWYG editors that render SVG and MathML, several > good utilities for generating SVG illustrations, equation editors that > i/o MathML, and typsetting engines that take XML+SVG+MathML input. > > My main problem is that I have been unable to get sufficient quality in > the typesetting of equations. I would prefer quality like TeX, but would > be satisfied with that of MS Word 2007. OpenOffice is definitely not > good enough. > > I'm hoping to get some discussion here on what is available and how to > make best use of it. > > The two commercial engines I've tried are Antenna House Formatter and > Prince XML. I was satisfied with both except for the equations. Why is > equation layout not better? Is it just a case of not putting enough work > into rendering equations, or is it actually harder to develop rendering > rules for MathML than for LaTeX? Maybe the capability is there but it > takes a deeper knowledge of the system. I looked but couldn't find any > discussion along those lines. > > There are also the really expensive systems like Arbortext APP and SDL's > XML Professional Publisher. Do the big systems really render MathML with > TeX-like quality? Not that I could afford them, but I'd like to know if > what I want is even possible. > > What else should I consider? I just want to output typeset PDFs from > XHTML/HTML5+SVG+MathML files. I have even tried "Print to PDF" in > Firefox. The equations were actually not too bad, but I doubt that any > amount of fiddling could produce production quality documents. > > -- > http://www.fastmail.fm - Choose from over 50 domains or use your own > >Received on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:51:53 UTC

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