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Design Science Releases MathFlow 1.7

New version is compatible with Arbortext 5.3 and XMetaL 5.0; SDK coming soon

LONG BEACH, Calif. — January 24, 2007 — Design Science, Inc. today announced the release of MathFlow™ 1.7, adding compatibility with the latest releases of Arbortext (5.3) and XMetaL (5.0). MathFlow is the company’s enterprise publishing line of math editing, rendering, and conversion tools for working with mathematical notation in XML workflows. A MathFlow SDK will be available soon for use with other XML editors.

MathFlow Editor now includes a newly configured toolbar to help with style changes and font management, integrates better with content management systems, and contains other user interface enhancements that give it a more MathType-like look and feel. MathFlow Composer (for Arbortext users) includes a vastly improved MathML-to-EPS engine with improved font-handling capability.

"With this release, we modernized key portions of our rendering and user interface technology,” said Dr. Robert Miner, Director of New Product Development at Design Science and co-chair of the Math Interest Group at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). “There are some hints of that visible in the current release, in particular, more configurable font support.”

Compatibility with XML Editors

MathFlow 1.7 for Arbortext is compatible with Arbortext 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3, and MathFlow for XMetaL is compatible with XMetaL 4.5, 4.6, and 5.0. A MathFlow SDK will soon be available for custom integrations with all other XML editors.


Evaluation copies of MathFlow may be obtained by submitting a form on the Design Science website at, or by calling +1(800)827-0685 (US and Canada) or +1(562)432-2920 (outside US and Canada).

Mathematics in XML

MathML is the W3C standard for representing math in XML, and is being adopted as the math standard within DAISY and PDF/UA, both important accessibility standards. MathML is supported by the most popular web browsers, computer algebra systems, search engines, screen readers, rendering and composition engines, and other software.

About Design Science, Inc.

Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Long Beach, California, Design Science develops software used by educators, scientists, and publishing professionals, including MathType, Equation Editor in Microsoft Office, MathFlow, WebEQ, MathPlayer, and TeXaide, to communicate on the web and in print.


Press Contact:

Janine Southard
Marketing Communications Specialist
Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
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