"BB" == Barbara Beeton <[log in to unmask]> writes:
BB> i should also note that the number of typesetting systems that can
BB> handle math competently can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
BB> monotype is way obsolete, but is still the model we strive to
BB> match. these are the composition programs i'm aware of that
BB> generate publication quality output. (i'm not even sure that all
BB> are still in existence.)
BB> - TeX
BB> - a system by science typographers, inc. (probably extinct)
BB> - penta (may be extinct)
BB> - 3B2 (may be at least partially based on TeX)
BB> anything else i know about that i consider publication quality
BB> uses one of these engines or something very similar. please note
BB> that i do *not* include here any of the offerings of the "major"
BB> or more obvious vendors. "real" math isn't a big enough audience
BB> for them; it's just a very demanding, relatively tiny niche market
BB> that isn't worth their attention.
There is also MathML, Mathematical Markup Language, which uses XML. All I
know about it is that it's covered in Chapter 8 of Goossens and Rahtz's
"The LaTeX Web Companion", pp. 367--389.
BTW, Barbara, your SHIFT key doesn't seem to be working. ;-)
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