White Papers
White papers are short, somewhat technical, documents that express Design
Science's position on a technology. In addition, we publish Math on the
Web: A Status Report to give you an objective report about available
Math on the Web software and what to shop for while investigating longterm
software solutions.
MathML in STM Publishing Series
Forwardthinking enterprises are working with MathML for
encoding mathematical notation. MathML is the W3C standard for representing math
in XML, and is supported by many related software systems, including web
browsers, XML editors, computer algebra systems, search engines, screen readers,
and rendering and composition engines. This paper describes the benefits of
MathML for your enterprise. more>
The first of two related papers presents the idea that STM (Scientific, Technical,
Medical) publishers can increase the value of their publications to their
customers by publishing to the World Wide Web using the HTML+MathML format,
thereby allowing readers to work with the mathematics in their content. The
HTML+MathML format is compared favorably to Adobe PDF in the context of online
publication of STM content. more>
The second paper in the series examines the workflow mechanisms required to
publish online in the HTML+MathML format. Included are sections on authoring,
frontend processing of author's content, maintenance of MathML fragments in the
central XML repository, backend processing to apply formatting to content
extracted from the central repository, and online delivery of content in the
XML+MathML format. more>
This paper describes the advantages of MathML over other forms of online
publishing for technical documents. It goes on to describe how a teacher,
scientist, or engineer can make use of MathType's ability to generate MathML to
publish their works online. more>
This paper, written for the 1999 TEX Users Group Annual Meeting, describes
for the TeX community, how MathType's builtin translators for TeX, LaTeX, and
MathML work. MathType's Translator Definition Language (TDL) is introduced and
its use in creating customized translations is examined. [PDF]
This paper is directed at software designers working on document authoring
systems (eg, word processors, web editors, etc.) that want to integrate an equation
editor as a plugin software component. There
are many notsoobvious considerations that such designers must consider in
order to maximize their products' usefulness to technical authors and customers. more>
Top scientific publishers like Nature and Science currently do
not accept author submissions in Microsoft Word 2007's new document format.
Their publishing workflows are designed to handle earlier Word formats
containing MathType or Equation Editor equations, rather than the OMML (Office
Math Markup Language) equations. This proposal describes several features to be
added to the next version of Design Science's MathType for Windows product that
will help these publishers better handle author submissions in Office 2007's new
document format. These features will also help authors who use Office 2007
collaborate with other authors that use an earlier version of Office. more>
