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Roozbeh Pournader <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 00:17:33 +0330
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Sebastian wrote:

> but interfaces like
> MathType (which exports MathML) are not at all bad

I don't like your suggestion, but the users do. I spoke to some
of them today.

> no. you use  a special editor for special input, why not do the same
> with math?

I must think about it. Your philosophy is right, but why does it seem
wrong in application, I don't know ;)

My idea is making the writing/editing possible in a text terminal.
(Perhaps with some character shape changes in case of local
languages.) But you need a big system to write math.
If you can write your changes in e-lisp for emacs, I agree with you,
but not every user wants to switch to another program for writing his
formulas (specially professionals). They prefer writing the input
themselves, and this is not possible with MathML.

> i reserve my love for humans and plants :-}

Intersting point to notice. My girlfriend hates TeX. You know why. ;)

> but you won the footbal match. well done, i enjoyed watching it

You can't imagine, you can't imagine, Football is one of very few
legal hobbies here.  It's one of few reasons people are allowed to cheer,
to dance, to be happy.