Accents & Punctuation: October 2012 Archives

MathML Test on MovableType


If you're on Firefox 4+, Safari 5+ or Internet Explorer 9 with MathType Player 3, the text below with be a MathML representation of Planck's Law.

If you want to replicate this you have to:

  1. Paste the XML in the HTML code (i.e. NOT the WYSIWYG editor)
  2. Make sure that the first line of the XML includes a link to the MathML namespace as follows:
    <math xmlns="">
  3. I also like to use CSS to bump the font size - those super/subscripts can get very tiny.

All I can say is - Wow. I wish all my CMS systems played this well with MathML.

E λ b = 2 π ℎc 2 λ 5 e ℎc λ k b T 1

P.S. If you send me comments on this blog, please note that this text may possibly depart from standard academic English. Linguists can do that, especially in a blog.


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