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Re: Editing formulas for the web

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  • Subject: [mg27472] Re: Editing formulas for the web
  • From: "Seth Chandler" <SChandler at Central.UH.Edu>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 00:37:24 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Houston
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Unfortunately, as a result of litigation, the Mathematics part of the site has been shut down.

Seth J. Chandler
Associate Prof. of Law
University of Houston Law Center

"Paul Lutus" <nospam at> wrote in message
news:97cd52$d68 at
> "Nico Sterk" <n.sterk at> wrote in message
> news:97a6qi$ak7 at
> > Hello,
> >
> > I want to design a web page specially dedicates to hot topics in math
> > related subjects, but I don't know a good all round editor for formulas
> > the web. Microsoft Word is doing kind of OK but the set of symbols is
> > limited and formulas are mostly translated to gif-images, which a too
> space
> > consuming, especially for those with a slow internet connection.
> You've posted this same inquiry in several places, and everyone who has
> replied has offered you the same advice. Here it is again.
> If you want visitors to your site to see your mathematics, you must use
> GIFs. All the major mathematical sites use GIFs, because this assures that
> the average visitor will be able to see the equations.
> 1. Go to sites that posts equations (examples:,
>, as just two sites with a lot of equations).
> that they use GIFs.
> 2. Save a Mathematica notebook as a Web page. Notice that the equations
> automatically rendered as GIFs.
> 3. Learn how Web browsers work. Realize that, if you post anything besides
> GIFs, some (probably most) of your visitors will not be able to view your
> pages.
> Good luck!
> --
> Paul Lutus

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