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MathML and Flash

Lately, I've been getting a lot of email about MathML and Flash. Folks want to know when we'll be getting the project up and running again.

Soon, I promise. I've been dabling in XML handling in AS3, and plan to resume the project with AS3. The handling of XML is so much improved in AS3 that I can't believe we ever tried with anything else.

Since the server move, there are still some features of the GalaxyGoo website that have not been set up on the new server. The MathML-Flash project is one of them.

If you're intested in the GalaxyGoo MathML-Flash project, please comment this post.

Comments

Kristin,

I actually hear requests for this on a regular basis. There are server-side libraries that can translate MathML to SVG. To the best of my awareness, customers have been in turn putting the SVG into DENG. It would be great to have the community pick up on a pure AS3 MathML project!

Thanks,
Kevin

This is a huge need. I didn't know anyone was working on it yet. We need this for multiple projects we are currently working on. Please keep me posted on the progress! I would be willing to help as well.

Yes, I would be very interested in MathML in Flash. We develop some math elearning games and content and would love to see a MathML-Flash project. Thanx!

Harry

Hello, I'd be interested in helping to develop an AS MathML rendering engine.

Mike

Hey,

I had already started a MathML renderer a while ago. It needs some work to support all the tags in the spec but its a nice starting position. Just needed some motivation to finish it :)

Get in touch if you want more info!

You should also consider making it work as an unobtrusive javascript implementation.

This way you could do things like check whether or not the browser supports MathML natively, and if not, replace the code with a swf and then pass in the values automatically to the swf.

If you need any help on the Javascript side of things, let me know, I'd love to chip in some ideas.

Count me in :) Altho I think you already did?

a Flash-based MathML renderer would be an excellent resource. How far away is such a utility from being available?

I would be very interested in being involved with such a project. I need a MathML rendering package in AS3 for a personal research project I plan to work on.

I'm definately interested. I've been working in education and math and the older the grade level, the harder it's getting to hand-key what Mathtype just spits out (MathML).

I would also be interested in getting involved in this kind of a project.

This is an interesting development. At University Twente we have an online learning environment, with things like Flash movies which explain things and with online exams.

For some subjects we need to display formulas (both in Flash as in webpages/HTML). I don't know in what form you're going to release this renderer, but if it could be used to show formules both within another Flash movie and directly within a webpage it would be great.

This is an interesting development. At University Twente (in the Netherlands) we have an online learning environment, with things like Flash movies which explain things and with online exams.

For some subjects we need to display formulas (both in Flash as in webpages/HTML). I don't know in what form you're going to release this renderer, but if it could be used to show formules both within another Flash movie and directly within a webpage it would be great.

This would be great !!! I've been looking for days on the Internet, but nothing of the sort. It's really frustrating. You can do wathever you want with flash, exept rendering math equation or chemical formulas. Really, what are the guys of Adobe thinking ? If they want to stay the N° 1 elearning company, they should fix this problem.

Displaying formulas in online courses has always been problematic. I'd love to see an option that works consistently.

We have always laid everything out by hand in Authorware, but now we are moving over to CS3/Flex etc, being able to use MathML in AS3 would be really, really useful!

I too would love to know the progress on this project. Please keep me posted!

I lead a multimedia team that develops interactive activities for math courses and this would be a GREAT enhancement to our process.

Thanks,
KV