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Re: Typesetting for print

From: William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:26:39 -0500
To: Wendell P <wendellp@operamail.com>
Cc: <www-math@w3.org>
Message-ID: <i7vco8eujk.fsf@hilbert.math.albany.edu>
Wendell P <wendellp@operamail.com> writes:

> 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.

One wants to begin with a suitable author-level SGML document type
covering math but with higher level -- and more author-friendly --
markup for math than that of HTML+MathML.

See my talk at TUG 2010 on "LaTeX profiles",

                                    -- Bill
Received on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:27:06 UTC

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