This is a little long description of my Math virtual keyboard proposal for GSOC.
This is a report about the workshop about computational tools that I help to organize for the lab where I work. If you like to watch the recorded of the workshop (only available in portuguese) you will find the links here.
I was hoping to have around 20 students (and possibly a waiting list) but had only 14 subscriptions and 12 of those show up.
Thanks to Abel Siqueira that helps organizing the workshop and share the teaching with me.
Thanks to Gabriel Fedel, Luiz Vezza and Edson Mano for helping solving the problems that students had. And a very special thanks to Eric Oliveira that besides help with students troubles also take all the great photos that I use in this post.
Design Science is a company that develop some products using MathML. They make some presentations available at http://www.dessci.com/en/company/events.htm and I want to talk a little about some of them.
MathML “is a low-level specification for describing mathematics as a basis for machine to machine communication which provides a much needed foundation for the inclusion of mathematical expressions in Web pages” designed by W3C and now part of HTML(5) and EPUB(3). Unfortunately, support MathML wasn’t a priority for the big players that drive the Web and some times the question “Why not deprecate MathML?” raised.
Frédéric Wang wrote three amazing blog posts with lots of technical details of MathML support for majors web browsers: