[Haskell-cafe] Do you trust Wikipedia?

PR Stanley prstanley at ntlworld.com
Thu Oct 18 21:29:53 EDT 2007

At 01:48 19/10/2007, you wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 02:45:45AM +0200, 
>jerzy.karczmarczuk at info.unicaen.fr wrote:
> > PR Stanley writes:
> >> One of the reasons I'm interested in Wikipedia and Wikibook is because
> >> you're more likely to find Latex source code used for typesetting the
> >> maths.
> >> Latex is the one and only 100% tool right now.
> >> A lot of publishers use Latex but try to get anything from them in
> >> electronic form.
> >
> > I don't understand you. WHAT YOU WANT?
> > 1. Many articles in Wikipedia typeset math formulae as *images*, you don't
> >  really see the LaTeX sources. Some formulae are typed through plain HTML.
>Don't forget that PR Stanley is blind.  Latex page sources are
>infinitely superior to unadorned images of unknown providence.
I've sent him an email explaining roughly how the screen reader 
technology works.
Unfortunately, Mathml has a long long way before it can be classed as 
an alternative to Latex.
Cheers, Paul

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