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Design Science to Support MathML-to-SVG for EPUB Ebooks

EPUB is rapidly becoming the leading ebook format for STEM textbooks and journals

LONG BEACH, Calif. — August 4, 2009 — Design Science today announced that it is developing a new MathML-to-SVG component as part of its MathFlow product line. Publishers in the STEM marketplace (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) have rapidly moved to the EPUB format standard because of its open licensing and comprehensive feature set. In particular, mathematical equations are formatted using SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and embedded fonts to produce excellent quality on screen as well as print. This new MathFlow component will be helpful in creating publisher workflows for EPUB and other formats.

Design Science is working with publishers to gather specific requirements for incorporating the MathML-to-SVG component into their workflows. "MathML-to-SVG conversion is simple in principle, given our long experience in MathML rendering technology. However, SVG in EPUB also requires embedded font support. We're getting valuable feedback from publishers trying to use this technology in real-life workflows", said Paul Topping, Design Science's President & CEO. Publishers and others interested in participating may send a request in confidence to

The MathFlow product line consists of a set of components for editing, display, and accessibility of mathematical notation for websites, applications and services. It includes MathFlow for Arbortext and XMetaL, and MathFlow Components & SDK which replace the company's WebEQ product. The technology at the heart of MathFlow is MathML, the XML standard for representing mathematical notation. MathFlow is widely used in publishing, elearning, assessment, aerospace, defense, education, government, science and engineering, as well as enterprise solutions and commercial products. Licensing and pricing plans have been set for enterprise, education and commercial OEM use. More information is available on Design Science's website,

About Design Science

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, MathDaisy, MathFlow, MathPlayer and WebEQ, to communicate on the web and in print. For more information please visit



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