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   Re: possibility of an RTF, LaTex XML conversion process (fwd)

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  • From: signell@physnet.pa.msu.edu
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 15:55:17 -0400 (EDT)

Elliotte Rusty Harold writes:
> >Baden Hughes writes:
> >
> > > Both Don Park and David Megginson mentioned this in the last few
> > > posts: conversion mechanisms from RTF and LaTex to XML. Anyone know
> > > of any work on either of these ? I'd be very interested to hear
> > > about it. If not, is there any other interest in these conversions
> > > besides mine ?
> >
> The MathML folks have considered the isuues of transforming TeX to MathML
> throughout the development of MathML. I'm not sure how far that's gone yet.

They have suggested that TeX/LaTeX equations be embedded in XML documents
and converted to MathML on the fly.  The reason is that MathML equations
are very difficult to enter and proof-read visually while TeX/LaTeX
equations are at most merely annoying.

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