[Haskell-cafe] A "real" Haskell Cookbook

P. R. Stanley prstanley at ntlworld.com
Fri Feb 23 18:18:58 EST 2007

>>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   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.

>         I think latex is the perfect solution to the problem. It is 
> perhaps the only 100 percent accessible medium available right now. 
> It doesn't require any special software to read. All it needs is a 
> simple text editor.

>Latex is a well-established tool/medium in the world-wide scientific 
>community and therefore its inclusion in the Haskell wikibook or any 
>other scientific document along with the unicode characters and 
>image files would be potentially beneficial to everyone.

>If you're interested in talking to the authors of the wikibook,
>subscribe to the wikibook at haskell.org mailing list.
>-David House, dmhouse at gmail.com

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