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I'm a software development engineer in Microsoft Office and have been working mostly on the RichEdit editor since 1994. In this blog I focus on mathematics in Office along with some posts on RichEdit and the early Windows days
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Murray Sargent: Math in Office
NINCH and EMU
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People have been asking about a couple of acronyms fairly often these days, so here’s a blog post on them. They are described on the web already if you type the right queries, but a little more motivation might be useful. The acronyms are NINCH...
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Two Math Typography Niceties
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Roughly eight years ago, some colleagues and I had the good fortune to spend an extraordinary afternoon with Donald Knuth, the primary author of TeX, at his home on the Stanford University campus. Among many things, Donald showed us how he uses TeX to...
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Equation Arrays
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One user (Leperkawn) commented "There is basically no documentation on the \eqarray command so I'll post a quick example that I had to figure out from trial and error." Before looking at his interesting example, here's the text in Section 3.19 of the...
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Plain Text Math in Bidirectional Contexts
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In plain text, bidirectional text (text including some Arabic or Hebrew) is generally displayed according to the Unicode Bidi Algorithm (UBA). Since we’re interested in math, it’s pertinent to study a bit how simple mathematical expressions...
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Check out Live Writer
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This is a test to see how I can use Live Writer to make blog posts more nicely. In particular, it’s desirable to display equations by copying them from Word. For example, this is the mode locking formula which you can enter by typing \integral<space>...
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MathML ToDo List
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In my MathML 3.0 post , I noted that several things were postponed for future consideration. The present post lists math document properties and equation numbers. Other members of the MathML Working Group can undoubtedly add to the list. Default Document...
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Mac Word 2011 and Math
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Office for Mac 2011 has many cool additions. The best of them all (well you know my bias!) is that Mac Word 2011 has the elegant Office math editing and display facility! Although I do not own a Mac, my nextdoor neighbor Dylan Tom does and we gave the...
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MathML 3.0
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The W3C announced October 21, 2010 that the MathML 3.0 specification is a W3C Recommendation. This post describes some of the features added to MathML in version 3.0. The specification also includes numerous clarifications that are helpful for people...
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Nathan Myhrvold
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This is a post about some of the early days in the life of an amazing person, Nathan Myhrvold. Nathan and his good friend and colleague, Chuck Whitmer, had completed PhD’s in theoretical physics at Princeton. They wanted to investigate advanced...
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Linear Format Notations for Mathematics
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I have been having a great discussion with Christian Lerch about computeroriented mathematical notations. He has a program that lets you input MathML using a pure ASCII syntax. It is similar to ASCIIMathML . A lightly commented EBNF grammar of his MathEL...
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Which Languages a Font Supports
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A recent post describes how RichEdit chooses default fonts for Unicode characters. The method assigns a character repertoire (CharRep) to each character and queries fonts to find out which CharRep’s they support. If the current font doesn’t...
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Article/Video on Murray Sargent and Math in Office
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The article Professor's Laser Focus Gets Math into Office tells some of the story behind the Math in Office project. It also gives a link to a video that includes a sequence of me showing how easy it is to type in the binomial theorem. Hope you like it...
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RichEdit Font Binding
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Suppose a user pastes some plain text into a document. In principle, that text can contain any Unicode character. That includes virtually all characters used in the current languages of the world along with many from ancient scripts and a plethora of...
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Bidi Paragraph with Parenthesized Text
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The previous post described four tailorings of the Unicode Bidi Algorithm (UBA) in situations where the UBA display is confusing or even misleading. The present post adds another set of scenarios to this list, namely strange renderings of paragraphs that...
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Tailoring the Unicode Bidi Algorithm
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The Unicode Bidi Algorithm is a very useful, general, and standard approach for displaying text that contains righttoleft scripts, such as Arabic and Hebrew. But there are situations in which it is awkward to use and/or is visually confusing. This post...
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Linear Format Version 3
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Unicode Nearly PlainText Encoding of Mathematics, Version 3 (Unicode Technical Note #28) is now posted . The differences between Version 1 and 2 of that paper are largely cosmetic, but there were enough changes in Version 2 to merit a new number. Version...
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Math Ribbon Entry of Subscripts and Superscripts
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As noted in the previous post Keyboard Entry of Subscripts and Superscripts , the preferred way to enter subscripts and superscripts is by using the keyboard, rather than the math ribbon. For example, type alt+= to insert a math zone followed by a^2+b...
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Keyboard Entry of Subscripts and Superscripts
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The SendaSmile and SendaFrown feedback from Office beta users is very useful for finding out where we’ve done right and wrong things with the new Office. From time to time I’ll post thoughts on some of the feedback that pertains to the...
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Negated Operators
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Sometimes you need to enter a negated operator like ≠. If you’re a C/C++ programmer, you might think that != should map to ≠, since that’s what != means in those languages (and some others). But since in mathematics ! means factorial, this choice is a...
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RichEdit Versions 1.0 through 3.0
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Digging through old doc files, I ran across the following summary of RichEdit up through Version 3.0. It’s more detailed than my post on RichEdit Versions , so it might be of interest to history buffs, anyhow. And it does describe the riched20.dll that...
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Special Capabilities of a Math Font
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A fairly common inquiry is how a program can use and access the many special glyph variants of a math font. It’s clearly a much more intricate interaction than encountered in most text applications. This post outlines how the Office math layout software...
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High Fonts and Math Fonts
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Math fonts differ from other fonts not only in their extensive coverage of math operators, symbols, and math alphanumerics, but also in the large number of glyph variants they have to support two sizes of sub/superscripts and many sizes of stretchable...
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Directionality in Math Zones
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In most places, mathematical text is written “left to right” (LTR). For example, in the expression x + y the plus is displayed to the right of the x and the y is displayed to the right of the plus. But in some Arabic locales, mathematical...
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Equation Numbering Prototype
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When writing the Math in Office 2010 post back in July, I could just imagine the disappointment various people would have when they discovered no mention of equation numbering. After getting math into PowerPoint, equation numbering had been the most often...
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RichEdit Friendly Name Hyperlinks
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This post is a companion to Automatic RichEdit Hyperlinks . As stated in that post, RichEdit has two kinds of hyperlinks, automatic hyperlinks (autoURLs) and friendly name hyperlinks. A friendly name hyperlink has a name, which is displayed, and a hidden...
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