For Immediate Release
MathType 4.0 for Windows is now also Available in French, German and
Long Beach, CA, - February 18, 2000 - Design Science, Inc. today
announced the release of French, German and Japanese language versions of MathType 4
for Windows, the professional version of the Equation Editor included in Microsoft Office. MathType is the leading software for creating mathematical
notation in word processing documents, presentations, Web pages, TeX, LaTeX and MathML.
released French, German and Japanese versions of MathType and the MathType Web
site as part of its worldwide expansion effort. "Although a very high percentage
of math and science professors in France, Germany and Japan understand and speak English, we believe
native-language versions of MathType are essential for large-scale market
penetration among scientists and engineers in industry and grade school teachers
throughout Europe", said Paul Topping, Design Sciences president and chief
There are an estimated 4,000,000 people worldwide, who use the company's Equation Editor in Microsoft Word.
licensed Equation Editor to Microsoft we knew at the time we were sacrificing
MathType sales in exchange for mind share. As the world became Microsoft
Word-centric, technical writers became Equation Editor-centric, creating a new
de facto standard for including mathematical notation in technical documents. Now that we have mind share, we are planning to
expand globally, creating versions of MathType and the MathType Web site for all
languages in which we can identify a market",
MathType 4 for Windows can be purchased on the MathType Web site or through
software resellers listed on the site: www.mathtype.com.
The English version is $129, French and German versions are $199 and the
Japanese version is $249. The English, French and German version's academic price is $99, and the upgrade price is
$49.95. It runs on Windows 95, 98, 2000 & NT. MathType for Macintosh is also
Review copies available upon request
Vice President Sales
Design Science, Inc.
140 Pine Avenue, 4th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802, USA