[om] OpenMath and Imaging / why not use MINSE?

Andreas Strotmann strotman at nu.cs.fsu.edu
Sun Sep 26 21:36:08 CEST 1999

You may also be interested in looking at the algorithms used in the TeX-
REDUCE- Interface (TRI package), which extend TeX's line-breaking style
to formulas (and thus differ greatly from older/other algorithms of the
sort, besides giving a closer match to the problem of mapping content to
presentation markup):

  W. Antweiler, A. Strotmann, V. Winkelmann: "A TeX-REDUCE Interface." 
    SIGSAM Bulletin 23 (Feb. 1989) pp. 26-33 

(see also http://www.uni-koeln.de/REDUCE/tri.ps for an extended version of
that paper.)

The source code is available as part of REDUCE (has been for about 10
years now), but is quite generic in its approach, and probably easy to
redo for a MathML backend and a different language to implement it in.

 -- Andreas

"The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today 
all the exhilaration of a vice." -
G.K.Chesterton: A Defense of Humilities, The Defendant, 1901 

On Fri, 24 Sep 1999, Richard Fateman wrote:

> Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
> > 
> > You may wish to have a look at the design strategies and the
> > components of the system i designed in 1996 for rendering
> > mathematics on the Web, completed long before OpenMath or MathML
> > came on the scene.  
> For what it is worth, free display programs in LISP are available
> in the "free" Macsyma.  These are ASCII display oriented, but
> can be extended to arbitrary character sizes.  They also can
> produce TeX.
> Macsyma programs work for multiple-line displays of course.
> Also, if you like the Mathematica ASCII display, a version of
> that in LISP is in MockMMA, my free knock-off  of some of
> Mathematica. It too is multiple-line, can do different character
> sizes, and can be extended to new forms in an object-oriented way.
> assuming there are tools for
>  laying out glyphs on a canvas, this application should be
> supportable in any number of ways.

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