*From*: Alexander Kirillov <kirillov math sunysb edu>*To*: gnome-doc-list gnome org*Subject*: Re: The gnome-help.2*Date*: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 09:28:16 -0400

I wouldn't expect MathML to be implemented. First, all docs are written in DocBook, and I do not know of any way to combine MathML with DocBook (I may be wrong, of course). Second, MathML is pretty new and not supported by majority of browsers. I'd assume that it would require too much work from developers to make Nautilus render MathML properly. On the other hand, some things (like sub/superscripts, and many math symbols, such as arrows, sum and product sign, etc) are possible with standard DocBook - they are defined as entities, see files /usr/lib/sgml/ISOams*. E.g., the sum sign is ∑. The right question is, of course, to make sure that docbook2html converter which will be used for gnome 2.0 understands these entities and produces html which is properly rendered by Nautilus and other browsers. We should mention this to jrb, who is working on this converter. Sasha PS. I wish this whole documentation system were based on Latex rather than DocBook - it would give so much more freedom, and I like LaTeX much, much more... But of course, it is too late to cahnge it now, and would create other serious diffculties On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 09:42:06AM +1000, Phillip J Shelton wrote: > My immediate problem is I am sort of thinking I might help the gnumeric > project out by writing up some of the documentation of the functions that > gnumeric uses. Now, most of these are of a mathematical flavour. What with > the large set of statistic functions and the engineering and trigomeritical > (sorry about the spelling) functions there is a lot of maths. It would be > very nice if this could be rendered to look like maths properly. >

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