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Subject: Re: Character Style: Was: Subscript problem
From: Vladimir G Ivanovic <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Vladimir G Ivanovic <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 6 May 2000 12:12:54 -0700
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"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. ;-)

---Vladimir

Vladimir G. Ivanovic                    http://www.leonora.org/~vladimir
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