- From: Daniel Marques <dani@wiris.com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:01:13 +0100
- To: Wendell P <wendellp@operamail.com>
- Cc: www-math@w3.org

Hello Wendell, Whether you chose one system on another to produce the PDF from XML, there is no reason why formulas should not look with proper quality. It is a matter of correctly placing the characters and embedding the font typesetting inside the PDF. The point is having a quality MathML render engine. Another important aspect to consider is that the MathML editor chosen should be aligned with the render engine. I suggest you check our solutions at www.wiris.com/editor Dani CTO at Maths for More -----Original Message----- From: Wendell P [mailto:wendellp@operamail.com] Sent: miércoles, 18 de enero de 2012 4:55 To: www-math@w3.org Subject: Typesetting for print 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

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