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MathML support in Wikipedia

From: Physikerwelt <wiki@physikerwelt.de>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:12:17 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+fbXr13jsmOW6nbe53uD-bLBn3U1dSCOwqw3d3EwsosmLbTgw@mail.gmail.com>
To: LaTeXML project <project-latexml@lists.jacobs-university.de>, www-math@w3.org
Dear all,

Since the time when TeX markup was announced on Wikipedia back in 2003
[1], it was always intended to replace PNG images by a better way to
render mathematical formulae. We added a mode to produce MathML
formulae, which can be better integrated into the text (scalability,
alignment, styling,  etc.), is accessible to people with disabilities
and improves page loading speed.

This will enhance your experience if you use an HTML5 compatible
browser like Firefox, or MathML aware accessibility tools (such as
screen readers). But even for MathML-disabled browsers such as the
current version of Chrome, we provide an SVG fallback that will bring
significant improvements.

In addition, we would like to highlight the following features

1.       Accessibility support
2.       Differentiation between display and inline styles
3.       Improved alignment
4.       Unique IDs

Visit http://math-preview.wmflabs.org/ for further information and
demos of the aforementioned features or read our research paper [2]
for additional background information.

The mathoid Team

gwicke (Gabriel Wicke), physikerwelt (Moritz Schubotz)

Thanks to everybody who supported us with our developments e.g:
Frédéric Wang, Peter Krautzberger, Davide P. Cervone, Howard Cohl,
Bruce Miller, Michael Kohlhase, Deyan Ginev, Volker Sorge, Gerardo
Capiel, Alexandros Kosiaris, C. Scott Ananian, Derk-Jan Hartman …

[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Help:Displaying_a_formula\&oldid=15233
[2] http://arxiv.org/pdf/1404.6179v1.pdf

Moritz Schubotz
TU Berlin, Fakultät IV
DIMA - Sekr. EN7
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D-10587 Berlin
Germany

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