Chris Rowley writes:
> There has always (I suspect) been, and continues to be, a very close
> relationship between the producers of complex mathematical
> manu/compuscripts and the providers of the technology to make it
> easily available to others.
in maths, sure, i accept this. but not in many other fields
> The recent large amount of activity in the math fonts area has also been
> driven largely by concerned mathematicians, either directly or via
> learned societies such as the AMS.
i bet they wished they did not have to work on it!
> This is not quite on the level of typesetting technology but the
> principle is the same: the tradition of knowing what is needed resides
> almost entirely within the mathematical community, so we must be involved
> whatever the tax-payers think.
hmm. why do mathematicians always present themselves as a special
> PS: And I shall arrange a small personal refund to Sebastian to cover
> the minute proportion of my time that I spend on this kind of
you choose to make typesetting your research area, so you are covered :-}
anyway, you are (and you know it!) deliberately misrepresenting my
basic view point....