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Re: Typesetting for print

From: Autumn Cuellar <autumn.cuellar@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 07:23:42 -0600
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To: Wendell P <wendellp@operamail.com>, www-math@w3.org
To provide some additional information, our server solution for MathML
rendering is called the Equation Composer and can be run as a command line
tool or through its API, so it can be set up to work with a wide range of
publishing toolchains.

http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathflow/mf_components.htm

If you're interested in further details, you can contact us through the
website <http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathflow/mf_eval.htm> or email
me directly.


Best wishes,



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On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 5:06 AM, Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net> wrote:

> Wendell,
>
> I know Design Science has such a server solution which, I think, of fairly
> good quality.
> I have never tried the typographic aspect of it (but was very happy with
> the content-conversion).
>
> Note, it is different than MathType.
>
> paul
>
>
> Le 18 janv. 2012 à 04:54, Wendell P a écrit :
>
> > 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.
> >
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