[Haskell-cafe] A "real" Haskell Cookbook

David House dmhouse at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 17:09:18 EST 2007

On 23/02/07, P. R. Stanley <prstanley at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> As a tip for anyone involved in writing and publishing scientific
> materials on the web, unless the maths is either written without any
> funny symbols or, better still, typeset in latex, it is not
> accessible to a screen-reader.

I was under the impression that modern screen readers could pronounce
Unicode characters by looking up their name. I.e., your &#160; would
get read as 'Non-breaking space' (perhaps a bad example, this one
wouldn't want to be read out due to its abuse as a layout tool, which
would make reading old pages very awkward).

I don't see how images are going to be much better? I suppose <math>
images do, on MediaWiki, have an alt text which is their LaTeX, but
I'd hate to have to have that read to me.

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-David House, dmhouse at gmail.com

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