Changes in MathPlayer 3.0 Preview release 1
MathPlayer preview was released in October of 2011 and includes the
- Improved support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
- MathML 3 Support, in particular:
- Full support for line breaking and indentation
- Elementary math support (2D addition, subtraction, multiplication; long division; repeating decimals)
- Bi-directional support
- Changes to mpadded
- Support for new attributes
- Better support for MathJax
- Major improvement to math speech:
- Multi-language support
- Multiple speech styles (ways of speaking an expression)
- Multiple target audiences (blind, low-vision, learning disabilities)
- Subject area-specific speech rules (geometry, probability & statistics, calculus)
Changes in MathPlayer 2.2
MathPlayer 2.2 (released February 2010) is an upgrade and includes the
- Significantly improved font handling and rendering:
- Improved support for STIX, Cambria, and other Unicode fonts.
- Improvements for anti-aliased rendering.
- Better protection against fonts that contain errors in their tables.
- More characters are displayed.
- Improved performance when Internet Explorer's zoom is not 100%.
- Improved compatibility with ASCIIMathML.
- Fixed bugs with content MathML (handling of <sep/>, "Copy MathML")
Changes in MathPlayer 2.1d
MathPlayer 2.1d (released September 2008) is a minor upgrade and includes the
- Fix to installer so that proper registry entries are created to launch
MathPlayer for XHTML pages.
- Fix installation problem when there are more than 99 MathPlayer
installation log files present.
- Fix some problems with handling of content MathML.
- Fix for some letters not printing correctly.
- Fix synchronized highlighting for MathZoomed expressions.
Changes in MathPlayer 2.1b
MathPlayer 2.1b (released May 2007) is a minor upgrade and includes the
- Fix installation problem on some systems dealing with read only files.
- Smaller download size
- Removed "application/xhtml+xml" registry entries which were wrongly
added by some versions of MathPlayer 2.1 beta.
- Menclose correctly interprets the meanings for the notation attribute
values 'updiagonalstrike' and 'downdiagonalstrike'.
Changes in MathPlayer 2.1a
MathPlayer 2.1a (released April 2007) is a minor upgrade and includes the
- Resolved installation issues under Windows Vista.
- Resolved version check issues under Windows Vista.
- Fixed bug in spacing added between tokens introduced in 2.1
Changes in MathPlayer 2.1
MathPlayer 2.1 (released January 2007) is a minor upgrade and includes the
- Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, including support for
Internet Explorer's security framework, Manage Add-ons feature, and Zoom
- Speak Expression command now synchronously highlights the mathematics as
it is spoken. Synchronized highlighting is a learning aid for all students,
and has been shown to be particularly effective for people with learning
disabilities such as dyslexia.
- Support for
DotsPlus, a Braille math format for use with
- Enhanced Clipboard Support. "Copy MathML to Clipboard" has been enhanced
so that users can copy a MathML equation displayed by MathPlayer/Internet
Explorer and paste it into Microsoft Office 2007, and other applications
that support this new format for exchange of mathematics via the clipboard.
- Better Unicode support. MathPlayer has improved font and character
knowledge which enable it to display many more characters, including recent
additions to Unicode, plane 1 characters, and characters in large Unicode
fonts, such as Code 2000.
- Expanded processing of XHTML documents, making it easier to publish web
pages containing MathML that are compatible with other MathML-capable
browsers. For documents served with MIME
type application/xhtml+xml, MathPlayer will now process documents with a
MathML namespace declaration on the <html> element, in addition to documents
with an explicit MathML DOCTYPE declaration.
- Support for combining characters, such as vowels with accents common in
European languages. The support includes both composition of combining
characters such as diacritic marks, as well as decomposing "ugly"
pre-combined characters for rendering using better-looking, uncombined
- All attributes are supported for the MathML menclose element. The newly
supported attributes are: box, roundedbox, circle, left, right, top,
bottom, updiagonalstrike, downdiagonalstrike, verticalstrike,
- Enhanced PostScript printing support.
- Application developers should inquire at
for information on adding support for MathPlayer to their software.
Changes in MathPlayer 2.0b
MathPlayer 2.0b (released September 2004) is a minor upgrade and includes the
- Improvements to the MathPlayer installer
- Better handling of XHTML pages
- Improved Windows XP SP-2 compatibility
Changes in MathPlayer 2.0a
MathPlayer 2.0a (released April 2004) is a minor upgrade and includes the
- Improved speech compatibility with certain screen readers.
- Fixed behavior of links within a maction MathML tag.
- Fixed IE crash when navigating after using the Copy MathML command.
- Improvements in equation display.
Changes in MathPlayer 2.0
MathPlayer 2.0 (released March 2004) is a major upgrade with several important new features not
available in previous versions:
- Improved support for browser-independent MathML via XHTML, eliminating the
need for a special stylesheet.
- MathZoom™ to make viewing small primes, hats, and scripts easier.
- Speak Expression command that speaks the equation through your computer's
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- Many small enhancements and bug fixes.
- Now requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and later (5.5 is no longer
here to get Internet Explorer 6.
As with earlier versions, MathPlayer 2.1 is a free download. We strongly
encourage you to stay up-to-date with the latest version of MathPlayer. Please visit the MathPlayer Download Page to
obtain MathPlayer 2.1.
We also encourage you to visit the MathPlayer home page
even if you've been there before. We have added a lot of new material, including
updated information on authoring your own MathML-based web pages and web sites,
information on our research efforts to make math accessible to visually impaired
users and to make math searchable.